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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 __ __liner
Dimensions
[Spoon Len] __[Overall Ht]2″ __[Overall Wdth] __[Overall Depth]1 3/8″ __[Overall Len]3 1/8″ __[Overall Diam] __[Other]legs: 5/8″
Description
pair of silver salt trenchers with oval bodies, liners, molded rim, and four cast pad feet on tapered incurved legs
Object Location
private collection
Photo Number
S-9507
File Location
SILVERSMITHS AND CLOCKMAKERS/Richardson, William
History
History of a James River family plantation.
Attributed
Mark attributed to William Richardson in Cutten’s SILVERSMITHS OF VIRGINIA.
Engraving
“M” __side of body
yes
Touch Mark
“W·R” marked in rectangle __marked on underside __mark: 8/32″ – For further information on Richarson, refer to 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
Examined
Olivia Evans Alison –Bradford L. Rauschenberg –Frank L. Horton __06/28/1979 __Yes __rubbing of mark