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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: 5 5/8 x 1 15/16 in. (14.3 x 4.9 cm); 4 oz. 13 dwt. (144.6 g) Foot: Diam. 1 13/16 in. (4.6 cm) Body: H. 3 3/16 in. (8.1 cm); 3 oz. (93.4 g) Cover: H. 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm); 1 oz. 13 dwt. (51.2 g)
Classification:
Silver
Credit Line:
Sansbury-Mills Fund, 1972
Accession Number:
1972.233.3a, 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) (partially effaced)
With S. J. Shrubsole, New York; sold to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1972
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