American Silver Waiter, Joseph and Nathaniel Richardson, Philadelphia, Circa 1780
8,000 - 12,000 USD
American Silver Waiter
Joseph and Nathaniel Richardson, Philadelphia
circular with gadroon rim interrupted by clasps, shaped border with shells, contemporary foliate central monogram S(L)W, on three claw and ball feet headed by shells, marked twice on base INR.
9 oz 6 dwt
Diameter 6 3/4 in.
good condition, minor wear from use
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The exhibition Worldly Goods: The Arts of Early Pennsylvania, 1680-1758 included a number of pieces connected with her, including a pair of canns by Joseph Richardson Sr (no. 207), c. 1750 and a punch bowl by John Leacock (no. 232), same date, both in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and two needlework pictures (no. 394), dated 1752, from Winterthur Museum.
A similar waiter by this partnership, but without the chased shells, is illustrated in Martha Gandy Fales, Joseph Richardson and Family, Philadelphia Silversmiths, p. 175, fig. 150.
For non-silver lots related to the Richardson family of Philadelphia, please see lots 249 and 334-337 in this sale.