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Salver

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

c. 1715

Artist:

Edward Winslow
American, 1669–1753
Boston

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.

Status

On View, Gallery 165

Department

Arts of the Americas

Artist

Edward Winslow

Title

Salver

Place

Boston (Object made in)

Date

c. 1715

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Marked on top at lower edge: "EW" over a fleur-de-lis in a shaped shield Engraved at the center with unicorn crest

Dimensions

5.1 × 17.8 × 17.8 cm (2 1/4 × 7 1/4 × 7 in.); 273.6 g

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by the Antiquarian Society

Reference Number

1948.107

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