Salvers

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

ca. 1730

GUSN

GUSN-4180

Description

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

Details

Descriptive Terms

salvers
lead glass
glass (material)
Glass
Salver

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.”

Associated Building

Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

England

Object Type

Food Service T&E

Dimensions

3.719 (H), 8.688 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler

Accession Number

1977.458

Places

England (United Kingdom) [country]