Pepper Box

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

c. 1720

Artist:

William Cowell, Sr.
American, 1682/83–1736
Boston

About this artwork

On View

American Art, Gallery 165

Artist

William Cowell

Title

Pepper Box

Origin

Boston

Date

1720

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Maker's mark on top of body, near handle: VC Engraved at bottom at edge: 3.8 Engraved on bottom in script: R*Wyer || Christopher Wyer Engraved on side in script: Sarah C. Wyer. 1830.

Dimensions

10.2 × 5.1 × 5.1 cm (4 × 2 3/4 × 2 1/4 in.); 101.7 g

Credit Line

Restricted gift of the Antiquarian Society through the Mr. and Mrs. Jules N. Stiffel and Mrs. Benton J. Willner funds

Reference Number

1990.490a-b

Extended information about this artwork

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