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Pair of casters

John Chartier (active 1697–1715)
Anthony Nelme (active 1685, died 1722)
British, London
Height (each): 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mary Strong Shattuck, 1935
Accession Number:
35.80.103a, b, .104a, b
Not on view
Inscription: Below crest: gothic W;

On underside of each: Sett 31=2;

Above crest, in arc: Virtute et Valore [trans.: By Virtue and Courage]

Marking: [1] CH, fleur-de-lis above with 2 pellets, crowned (maker's mark for John Chartier);
[2] Britannia (English quality mark for sterling);
[3] Gothic t (London date letter for 1714–15);
[4] Lion's head erased;
[5] ANe, in shaped reserve (maker's mark for Anthony Nelme)

Location of marks:
[2]–[5] on bottom of each
[1], [4] on each lid
Mary Strong Shattuck (until 1935; bequeathed to MMA)
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