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Standing Salt

Maker:
John Allen (1671/72–1760)
Maker:
John Edwards (ca. 1671–1746)
Date:
ca. 1700
Geography:
Made in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
5 7/8 x 5 7/16 in. (14.9 x 13.8 cm); 12 oz. 18 dwt. (402.6 g)
Classification:
Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Sarah Hayward Draper, 1972
Accession Number:
1972.204
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 750
This early standing salt has four cast knops to support a dish of fruit or nuts.
Inscription: engraved on top in shaded roman: S / S E

Marking: marked in center of well: IE (in quatrefoil) ; IA (in quatrefoil)
Solomon Stoddard (1643–1729) and Esther Stoddard (1644–1736); their son, John Stoddard (1681/82–1748); his daughter, Prudence Stoddard Williams (1734–1822); her daughter, Prudence Williams Howard (1767–1853); her son, Charles Howard (1794–1875); his daughter Sarah Howard Hayward (1838–1922); her son, Nathan Hayward (1872–1944); his daughter Sarah Hayward Draper (1913–2000); gift to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1972
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