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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1949.114.120
People
George Garthorne, British (1669 - 1697)
Title
Caster
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Sugar Caster
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
1684-1685
Places
Creation Place: Europe, United Kingdom, England, London
Culture
British
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/221495
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Dimensions
17.5 × 8.9 cm (6 7/8 × 3 1/2 in.)
395 g
Inscriptions and Marks
  • hallmark: on body flange: lion passant, leopard's head, date letter
  • maker's mark: struck on body flange: GG [George Garthorne, Jackson, p. 132, line 2]
  • maker's mark: struck on side of cover: GG [George Garthorne, Jackson, p. 132, line 2]
  • coat of arms: engraved on front: gules on a fess argent between two heraldic tigers passant or three mullets sable [likely originally the arms of William Elkyn petitioned for by his daughter, Ursula and then appropriated]
Provenance
Archibald Alexander Hutchinson, New York, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1949
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Archibald A. Hutchinson, Esq.
Accession Year
1949
Object Number
1949.114.120
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Of raised cylindrical form, on spreading domed foot pierced with hearts and apostrophes at intervals and applied with a cast ropetwist and reeded band above; the bayonet-fitting high domed cover with similar applied band below a continuous pattern of pierced hearts, apostrophes, teardrops and scrolls arranged in groups of four, with double baluster finial rising from a flat calyx of cut-card stylized scrolls; the front engraved with a coat-of-arms within crossed plume mantling.
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), pp. 74-75, cat. no. 37, repr. p. 74, details repr. p. 74.

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