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SALTCELLAR

Category
SILVER
Object Name
SALTCELLAR
Maker/Artist
Richardson, William\1757-1809\attributed
MESDA Craftsman ID Number
30601
Place Made
Richmond, Virginia
Date
circa 1785
Materials
silver ||glass __ __liners
Dimensions
[Spoon Len] __[Overall Ht]2 1/4″ __[Overall Wdth] __[Overall Depth]2″ __[Overall Len]3 1/8″
Description
four trencher salts with blue liners, plain oval bodies with molded rim; four cast, pad feet on tapered incurved legs, engraved initials
Object Location
Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation, Red Hill Shrine, Brookneal, Virginia
Photo Number
S-7481
File Location
SILVERSMITHS AND CLOCKMAKERS/Richardson, William
History
Supposedly given to Patrick Henry when governor of Virginia, 1776-1779 or 1784-1786.
Attributed
This mark attributed to William Richardson in Cutten’s SILVERSMITHS OF VIRGINIA.
Engraving
“PH / 1777.” in script __ __See History.
no
Touch Mark
“W·R” marked in rectangle __marked on underside __mark: 9/32″ – For further information on maker, see listings in Source Citation and Craftsman Database. See NN-142 for miniature portrait of Richardson by unknown artist. See also W.R. and partnership of William and George Richardson. ||eagle touch __located on underside ||marked with notches, 1 through 4 __notched on underside __See photo.
Examined
Bradford L. Rauschenberg –Frank L. Horton __08/23/1977 __No