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Salt

Object Number: 
1971.13a
Date: 
ca. 1770
Medium: 
Silver, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/8 x 3 1/2 x 2 3/4 in. ( 6 x 8.9 x 7 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on the base: twice, "I W" in roman letters, in a rectangle
Description: 
Wrought silver salt with a cobalt glass liner; shaped oval frame with a waved, gadrooned rim, and pierced floral repoussé chasing around the sides; oval reserve at the front center, engraved with a rampant lion from the hips up; four, cast and applied claw and ball feet; oval cobalt glass liner with a scalloped rim; maker's marks on the base.
Gallery Label: 
Although marked by New York silversmith Jeremiah Wool, these salts closely resemble examples made by London silversmiths David Hennell I and Robert Hennell I. They were likely imported from England for resale.
Credit Line: 
Purchase, Abbott-Lenox Fund
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group