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Maker(s):Williamson, John (attributed)
Culture:Irish
Title:salver
Date Made:1718-1719
Type:Food Service
Materials:silver
Place Made:Ireland; Dublin
Measurements:overall: 1 1/4 in x 7 1/8 in; 3.175 cm x 18.0975 cm
Accession Number:  HD 85.059

Description:
Circular silver salver with a scalloped border and three applied cast feet, which has the touchmark "IW" in a shaped punch attributed to John Williamson of Dublin, and the crowned harp and date letter "B" for 1718-1719; and an engraved bird with stippling on its chest and wing. In 1661, Thomas Blount in his "Glossographia" defined the salver as: "a new fashioned piece of wrought plate broad and flat, with a foot underneath, and is used in giving Beer, or other liquid thing, to save the Carpit and Cloathes from drops."

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