Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Pair of saltcellars

Maker:
Edward Lowe (active 1769–78)
Date:
1771–72
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver, glass
Dimensions:
each: 2 × 2 1/2 × 3 1/2 in. (5.1 × 6.4 × 8.9 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Edward Nicoll Crosby, 1929
Accession Number:
29.61.1a, b, .2a, b
Not on view
Inscription: Engraved on pierced body: [monogram] P.C.L. (initials for Philip and Christina Livingston)

Marking: [1] Leopard's head crowned (London assay office mark);
[2] Q (date letter for 1771–72);
[3] Lion passant (English quality mark for sterling);
[4] E.L. in rectangle (maker's mark for Edward Lowe, entered 1777).
Edward Nicoll Crosby (until 1929; bequeathed to MMA)
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