Salt, Josiah Austin (1719/20–ca. 1780), Silver, American

Salt

Maker:
Josiah Austin (1719/20–ca. 1780)
Date:
1755–65
Geography:
Made in Charlestown, Massachusetts, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
1 1/2 x 3 3/16 in. (3.8 x 8.1 cm); 2 oz. 17 dwt. (88 g)
Classification:
Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Alphonso T. Clearwater, 1933
Accession Number:
33.120.363
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774
Inscription: engraved on underside in shaded roman: E / P*E
lightly scratched on underside of one foot: "61 / 44"

Marking: marked on underside I [pellet] A (in rectangle)
Philip and Emily Endicott, Boston; Alphonso T. Clearwater, Kingston, New York, until died 1933