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Salver

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

1748/53

Artist:

Elias Boudinot
American, 1706–1770
Philadelphia

About this artwork

Elias Boudinot intended to become a minister but his father’s death in 1720 forced the fourteen-year-old to find a way to help support his mother and siblings. He apprenticed for seven years in New York with Simeon Soumaine and eventually made his way to Philadelphia, where he opened a shop. This salver was originally commissioned by Henry (1714–1766) and Mary Aspen (1719–1813) Harrison, who married in 1748. Henry, a merchant and shipowner, became the mayor of Philadelphia in 1762.

Status

On View, Gallery 166

Department

Arts of the Americas

Artist

Elias Boudinot

Title

Salver

Origin

Philadelphia

Date

c. 1748–1853

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Engraved on bottom in Roman capitals: "H/HM" and in script: "ILMM" Engraved on top, in a cipher: "ISH" Marked twice on top

Dimensions

4.2 × 33.7 × 31 cm (1 5/8 × 13 3/8 × 12 3/8 in.); 963.7 g

Credit Line

Albert Pick Jr. Fund

Reference Number

1977.48

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