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Sauceboat

Maker:
Joseph Richardson Sr. (1711–1784)
Date:
1750–55
Geography:
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
4 3/16 x 7 7/8 x 4 1/16 in. (10.6 x 20 x 10.3 cm); 11 oz. 16 dwt. (366.5 g)
Classification:
Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Charles Allen Munn, 1924
Accession Number:
24.109.26
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 750
Introduced to America during the first half of the eighteenth century, silver sauceboats followed the design of contemporary English vessels, with scrolled handles and broad pouring lips, often supported on three cast feet. This sauceboat and its mate (24.109.27) bear the mark of Joseph Richardson Sr., one of Philadelphia’s most prominent eighteenth-century silversmiths and member of an important craft dynasty. They are engraved with the arms of Logan, set within a rococo cartouche. Although the provenance is undocumented, the armorial engraving, combined with the sequence of initials inscribed underneath, supports a descent in the Logan family of Philadelphia.
Inscription: engraved on body to left of handle: [arms of Logan]
engraved on underside in shaded roman: S [pellet] L / HLS / EFW / SGF

Marking: marked on underside: [scroll incuse] / IR (in rectangle)
Probably William (1718–1776) and Hannah Emlen Logan (1722–1777); by descent in the family; Charles Allen Munn (1859–1924); bequest to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1924
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