- Joseph Richardson Sr. (1711–1784)
- Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
- 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)
- Credit Line:
- Bequest of Charles Allen Munn, 1924
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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.