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Waiter

Waiter

  • Place of origin:

    Dublin (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1750 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver, raised and embossed

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Frank Smith

  • Museum number:

    M.462-1922

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The waiter is similar to although smaller than a salver which is a particular type of flat, serving dish, with no handle. It was intended to be carried by a servant to present a glass, letter, visiting card etc. Often they were circular but they could also be square or polygonal with rounded corners or lobed. To protect the table surface, a waiter was often made with three or four supporting feet.

Physical description

Silver, circular, shaped and moulded edge enriched with shell ornaments resting on three hoof feet.

Place of Origin

Dublin (made)

Date

ca.1750 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silver, raised and embossed

Marks and inscriptions

Dublin hallmarks for ca.1750

Dimensions

Height: 2 cm, Diameter: 14.75 cm, Weight: 244.4 g

Descriptive line

Waiter, silver, Dublin, ca.1750

Materials

Silver

Techniques

Raising; Embossing

Subjects depicted

Shell (motif)

Categories

Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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