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1977.458 (RS32605)

Description

Plain circular tray with double ringed edge; ring with mushroom-knopped stem, base knop and domed and folded foot.

Details

Label
In Cherished Possessions 2003-2005: Jonathan Sayward's prominence called for him to entertain frequently. He needed appropriate accessories like this glass salver with jelly glasses, which dates from the middle of the eighteenth century and was used for a variety of sweets. This may well have been one of the pieces Sayward's granddaughter recalled when she remembered his “tables both covered in as elegant and expensive a stile as any I ever have set atthe China Silver & Glass the best that could be purchased.”
Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1730
Location of origin
England
Associated Building
Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.).
Material
glass (material)
lead glass
Object type
Food Service T&E
Places
England (United Kingdom) [country]
Descriptive terms
Glass
glass (material)
lead glass
Salver
salvers
Dimensions
3.719 (H), 8.688 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1977.458
Credit Line
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler
GUSN
4180

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