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Caster

Maker:
Adrian Bancker (1703–1772)
Date:
ca. 1735
Geography:
Made in New York, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Overall: 6 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. (17.5 x 6.4 cm); 8 oz. (248.2 g) Foot: Diam. 2 5/16 in. (5.9 cm) Body: H. 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm); 5 oz. 7 dwt. (165.8 g) Cover: H. 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm); 2 oz. 13 dwt. (82.4 g)
Classification:
Silver
Credit Line:
Sansbury-Mills Fund, 1972
Accession Number:
1972.233.1a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 750
Although eighteenth-century American silver casters were often made in sets for sugar and spices, almost no complete sets have survived. This caster is part of a set of three (1972.233.1a,b -.3a,b) made by Adrian Bancker, a prominent New York silversmith. It is almost identical to a set now in the Museum of the City of New York.
Marking: marked on body near lip: AB (in oval)
With S. J. Shrubsole, New York; sold to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1972
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