Caster

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1760-1790

GUSN

GUSN-46557

Description

Caster with pierced top and turned finial. Cupcake base.

Details

Descriptive Terms

casters (vessels)
silver (metal)
bright cutting
Vessel, Condiment
Caster
Caster

Inscription

"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)

Maker

Grant, Thomas, 1731-1804 (Silversmith)

Location of Origin

Marblehead, MA, USA

Dimensions

5 1/2 (H), 1 3/4 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Miss Mary Frothingham Hooper

Accession Number

1962.3AB

Places

Massachusetts (United States)