Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Pair of saltcellars

Maker:
Mary Rood (entered 1721)
Date:
1724–25
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
each: 1 × 2 7/8 in. (2.5 × 7.3 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mary Strong Shattuck, 1935
Accession Number:
35.80.111, .112
Not on view
Marking: [1] leopard's head crowned (London assay office mark);
[2] I (London date letter for 1724–25);
[3] lion passant (English quality mark for sterling);
[4] M R, pellet above and below, in rectangle (maker's mark for Mary Rood).

Location of marks:
All on bottom.

Note on marks:
On .111 only [2] and [3] remain.
Mary Strong Shattuck (until 1935; bequeathed to MMA)
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