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Cruet service

Object Number: 
1977.5a-g.1-2
Date: 
ca. 1790-1800
Medium: 
Silver, glass
Dimensions: 
Part (each cruet): 7 1/8 x 1 3/4 in. (18.1 x 4.4 cm) Part (stand): 3 1/8 x 12 x 5 1/4 in. (7.9 x 30.5 x 13.3 cm)
Marks: 
engraved: center of tray: Le Roy family crest, personification of Peace holding a laurel branch, below a large crown stamped: above engraving: "E. BRASHER" in roman letters in a rectangle, besides "N-YORK" in a rectangle
Description: 
Wrought silver cruet stand and six glass cruets; oval, boat-shaped stand raised high on the sides to scrolled ends with chased foliate garlands in the center and on the sides; applied beaded band around the lip; tray seated on four rounded triangular feet with beaded bands; center of the tray engraved with the LeRoy Family crest, a personification of peace holding a laurel branch with a large crown above; stand consists of six attached beaded rings with six tapered and beaded legs screwed through the tray; maker's marks stamped on obverse of tray; six leaded glass, molded, barrel-shaped cruets with eight-sided sloped shoulders and narrow necks that flare to circular rims; center of the body decorated with diamond patterns; lower body divided into eight rounded top panels; each cruet has an ovoid stopper; no maker's marks.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Robert G. Goelet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group