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Salver

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

1766/80

Artist:

William Grigg
American, died 1797
New York

About this artwork

Salvers were normally small and used to support a tea or coffeepot on a table. The large size of this salver suggests it was used as a serving platter. The heavy ball-and-claw feet and the border, an alternating series of convex and concave elements known as gadrooning, were typical decorative treatments favored in New York at the end of the 18th century. The salver was originally commissioned by Matthew Clarkson (1758–1825).

Status

On View, Gallery 167

Department

Arts of the Americas

Artist

William Grigg

Title

Salver

Origin

New York City

Date

c. 1766–1780

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Marked on bottom, in rectangle: W. GRIGG Engraved on body: arms and crest of Clarkson family

Dimensions

4.1 × 39.1 × 39.1 cm (1 5/8 × 15 3/8 × 15 3/8 in.); 1616.5 g

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by the Antiquarian Society through the Mr. and Mrs. Edwin A. Seipp Fund

Reference Number

1951.41

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