Salver

Maker: Daniel Christian Fueter (1720–1785)

Date: 1754–69

Geography: Made in New York, New York, United States

Culture: American

Medium: Silver

Dimensions: 1 3/8 x 15 7/8 in. (3.5 x 40.3 cm); 48 oz. 3 dwt. (1497 g)

Classification: Silver

Credit Line: Bequest of Charles Allen Munn, 1924

Accession Number: 24.109.37

Description

Salvers, or trays raised on a base or upon multiple feet, were a popular form in eighteenth-century silver. This large and vigorously shaped example, by the New York maker Daniel Christian Fueter, is particularly notable for the engraved arms in an elaborate Rococo shield. They belong to the Provost family, a prominent New York family of French Huguenot extraction.

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