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Salts (pair)

Object Number: 
1952.416a
Date: 
1754/55
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 3/8 in. × 3 in. (3.5 × 7.6 cm)
Marks: 
engraved: on the base of each: "H P S S" in block letters stamped: on the base of each: "H. C" in a rectangle, crowned leopard's head in a cartouche, lion passant conforming, "t" in a cartouche
Description: 
One of a pair of wrought silver salts; shallow, bowl-shaped bodies curved to applied, flared gadrooned lips; two inscribed rings below each lip; three cabriole legs applied to each with molded pad junctures and molded pad feet; engraved on the base of each, "H P S S" in block letters; maker's marks stamped on the bases.
Gallery Label: 
These saltcellars were probably made for Philip P. Schuyler (1736-1808) who married Anna Wendell in 1765. The intials engraved on the bases probably belong to their son Herman P. Schuyler (1769-1822) and his wife Mary Schatts (1773-1794). The donor was the great-great grandson of Philip P. Schuyler.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. H. Philip Schuyler
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group