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Cruet stand

Object Number: 
1937.11a
Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
Sheffield plate, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/2 x 11 x 4 1/2 in. ( 14 x 27.9 x 11.4 cm )
Description: 
Wrought Sheffield silver-plate cruet stand; oval, boat-shaped stand raised high on the sides to squared ends; applied beaded band around the lip; tray seated on four shell feet; metal skewer applied along the center of the underside; two cylindrical cruet stands applied to the tray with two pierced bands of ovals above the bases and below the beaded rims; four pierced and wheel turned foliate motifs between the oval bands; high, strap stand with applied, beaded edges between the cruet cylinders; circular bezel on the top of the strap stand holds a caster, circular stand joint holds a mustard pot; no maker's marks.
Gallery Label: 
This cruet service descended to the donor through either the Ketchum or Morris families.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Lena Cadwalader Evans
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group