Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Miniature salt trencher

Maker:
Possibly by George Middleton (British, 1660–1745)
Date:
1686–87
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
1/2 × 1 1/2 in. (1.3 × 3.8 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver-Miniature
Credit Line:
The Joseph M. and Aimee Loeb May Collection, 1963
Accession Number:
63.53.95
Not on view
Marking: [1] Leopard's head crowned (London assay office mark);
[2] i (date letter for 1686–87);
[3] Lion passant (English quality mark for sterling);
[4] G.M., two crescents above, one below (maker's mark).

Location of marks:
Al lmarks struck inside well.
Joseph M. and Aimee Loeb May (until 1963; to MMA)
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