Overall: 1 5/8 x 15 1/8 in. ( 4.1 x 38.4 cm )
Wrought silver salver; flat, round dish with an applied, cast, scrolled lip with chased foliate decoration and an applied, cast, scalloped gadrooned rim; four hollow cast ball and claw feet; cipher engraved in the center in a scrolled reserve, "M D P" in foliate script; maker's marks stamped on the base.
Bequest of Catherine Augusta De Peyster
engraved: cipher in the center: in a scrolled reserve, "M D P" in foliate script stamped: on the base: "L" in gothic script in a shield, lion passant in a cartouche, leopard's head crowned in a shield, "T * H/ I * C" in a quatrefoil
The cipher engraved in the center possibly stands for Margaret De Peyster (1749-1819), who married Colonel Thomas James, the Commandant of British Regiment of the Royal Artillery in 1776.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.