Wine cooler

Object Number: 
1946.13
Date: 
ca. 1835
Medium: 
Silver plate
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 9 3/4 in. ( 26.7 x 31.8 x 24.8 cm )
Description: 
Wrought and cast silver plated wine cooler; inverted pear-shaped body with four applied, cast shell and scroll feet; two cast, loop handles in the form of leaves, scrolls and shells applied to opposite sides on the upper body; circular neck screwed on to the upper body and flared out in to four cartouche forms with cast and applied scrolled borders with foliate or shell motifs; two cast cartouches applied to opposite sides of the body and engraved with the crest of the Van Rensselaer family, a basket issuing flames; no maker's marks.
Gallery Label: 
This wine cooler was used in the Van Rensselaer mansion.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, V
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group