About this artwork
Edward Winslow was one of the most prolific and original silversmiths of the 18th century. His work consistently redefined accepted forms for silver objects. This three-lobed platter is rare in American 18th-century design and has no known prototype. Most likely the serving surface was used to hold four small, stemmed wine glasses and was placed on the dining table after a meal.
- Edward Winslow
- Boston (Object made in)
- c. 1715
- Marked on top at lower edge: "EW" over a fleur-de-lis in a shaped shield Engraved at the center with unicorn crest
- 5.1 × 17.8 × 17.8 cm (2 1/4 × 7 1/4 × 7 in.); 273.6 g
- Purchased with funds provided by the Antiquarian Society