1 1/8 x 6 1/4 x 6 1/4 in. (2.9 x 15.9 x 15.9 cm); 10 oz. 3 dwt. (315.2 g)
Purchase, Friends of the American Wing Fund, Sansbury-Mills Fund, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Goelet, Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Rubin, Wunsch Foundation, Maxwell H. Gluck Foundation, Louis and Virginia Clemente Foundation Inc., and Anonymous Gifts, 1997
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 750
This square salver with an upcurved rim and bracket feet is one of only two such American salvers known. It and a similarly rare coffeepot (1997.498.1) are engraved with the arms of Assheton quartering Shepley, for Ralph Assheton (1695–1745/6) of Philadelphia. Both are the work of Charles Le Roux, a leading New York silversmith of the second quarter of the eighteenth century, whose clientele included a number of prominent Philadelphians. The coffeepot and salver remained together, in family hands, until 1989.
Inscription: engraved at center: [coat of arms of Assheton quartering Shepley] engraved on underside: 11 oz 1
Marking: marked on underside: CLR (LR conjoined) (in oval)