salver, square, on four legs; moulded rim and indented corners; center engraved with mantled shield surmounted by plumed helmet; within rim a band of engraved shellas and rosettes

Salver, c. 1740-1750

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Gift of James F. and Louise H. Bellexpand_more  41.17

Jacob Hurd was one of five of the most prominent Boston goldsmiths between the 1720s and 1750 and was one of the most talented engravers of this period, influencing the designs of numerous others. His skill is evidenced in the delicately engraved border of this salver. Unfortunately, some of this fine work is no longer visible in the center cartouche's engraving as the original coat of arms or initials have been removed by a previous owner. Small waiters such as this were often used as stands for coffeepots to prevent the hot vessel from damaging the surface of the table beneath.

Details
Title
Salver
Artist Life
1703-1758
Role
Maker
Accession Number
41.17
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salver, square, on four legs; moulded rim and indented corners; center engraved with mantled shield surmounted by plumed helmet; within rim a band of engraved shellas and rosettes