AN AMERICAN SILVER SALVER, THOMAS SHIELDS, PHILADELPHIA, CIRCA 1770
the gadroon border with clasps at intervals, the cavetto and surface both embossed and chased with floral swags, the center engraved with contemporary script monogram AL in Rococo cartouche, on three claw-and-ball feet
marked on base TS in rectangle
diameter 6 1/2 in.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter M. Jeffords, sold
Sotheby's New York, October 28, 2004, Lot 640
Philadelphia 1956: The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia Silver, 1682-1800, April 14-May 27, 1956, no. 469, illus.
Boston 1956: The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Colonial Silversmiths: Masters and Apprentices, 1682-1800, 1956, no. 331, p. 96-7, Kathryn Buhler, curator.
Ian Quimby, American Silver at Winterthur, 1995, p. 447