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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1989.35
People
William Townsend, Irish
Title
Caster
Other Titles
Title: Kitchen Caster
Alternate Title: George I Kitchen Castor
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
c. 1720
Places
Creation Place: Europe, Ireland, Dublin
Culture
Irish
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/219267
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Dimensions
6.67 x 5.72 x 3.81 cm (2 5/8 x 2 1/4 x 1 1/2 in.)
47 g
Inscriptions and Marks
  • hallmark: on side, struck: Hibernia, crowned harp
  • maker's mark: on side, struck: [mark of William Townsend] [Bennett, no. 575]
  • coat of arms: on side, engraved: an arm in armor embowed [unidentified]
Provenance
Mary Henle, gift; to Harvard University Art Museums, 1989
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mary Henle
Accession Year
1989
Object Number
1989.35
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Slightly tapering cylindrical, on flat base with plain flat scroll handle, the domed removable cover pierced with plain holes (with later fitted liner), the side engraved with a crest.
Publication History

Christopher Hartop, British and Irish Silver in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums/Yale University Press (Cambridge, Mass. and New Haven, 2007), p. 149, cat. no. 128, repr. p. 149, details repr. p. 149.

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