Set of four saltcellars, Paul de Lamerie (British, 1688–1751, active 1712–51), Silver gilt, British, London

Set of four saltcellars

Maker:
Paul de Lamerie (British, 1688–1751, active 1712–51)
Date:
1737–38
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver gilt
Dimensions:
Diameter (each): 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
The Jules Bache Collection, 1949
Accession Number:
49.7.95–.98
Not on view
Marking: [1] Leopard's head crowned (London assay office mark);
[2] b (London date letter for 1737–38);
[3] Lion passant (English quality mark for sterling);
[4] P L, with crown and star above, pellet between letters, fleur-de-lis (?) below (maker's mark for Paul de Lamerie, entered 1739).

Location of marks:
All on bottom of each saltcellar
Jules S. Bache , New York (until d. 1944; to MMA)