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1962.3AB (RS277234)

Description

Caster with pierced top and turned finial. Cupcake base.

Details

Maker
Grant, Thomas, 1731-1804 (Silversmith)
Date
1760-1790
Inscriptions
"T. GRANT" (stamped)
"G / T E" (Inscription presumably for Thomas and Elizabeth Gerry, m. 1734, parents of Elbridge Gerry, signer of Declaration of Independence. Through a brother of Elbridge, donor was descended from Thomas and Elizabeth Gerry.)
" 3 oz 6 dwt 0 g" (3 ounces, 6 pennyweight, 0 grains)
Location of origin
Marblehead, MA, USA
Material
bright cutting
silver (metal)
Object type
Food Service T&E; Serving Vessels
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
bright cutting
Caster
casters (vessels)
silver (metal)
Vessel, Condiment
Dimensions
5 1/2 (H), 1 3/4 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1962.3AB
Credit Line
Gift of the Estate of Miss Mary Frothingham Hooper
GUSN
46557

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