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Trencher Salt

Maker:
Jacob Ten Eyck (1705–1793)
Date:
1730–35
Geography:
Made in Albany, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
2 3/16 x 4 1/16 in. (5.6 x 10.3 cm); 2 oz. 15 dwt. (85.8 g)
Classification:
Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. William Bayard Van Rensselaer, in memory of her husband, 1937
Accession Number:
37.108
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 750
Inscription: engraved on body in script: TB (conjoined) / D [device] M

Marking: marked in center of well: I TE (TE conjoined) (in oval)
Dirck (1686–1751) and Margarita Cuyler (1692–1783) Ten Broeck; by descent in the family to William Bayard Van Rensselaer (1856–1909); his wife, Louisa Lane Van Rensselaer (1861–1937); gift to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1937.
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