DescriptionTWO ENGLISH SILVER OPEN SALTS
Maker unknown, London, England, 19th century
Marks: (leopard head), (marks effaced)
1-5/8 inches high x 3-1/8 inches diameter (4.1 x 7.9 cm) (larger)
4.28 troy ounces
The tripod open salts with ribbed legs and feet, monogrammed J.P.M. to terminal reverse.
Juliet Pierpont Morgan, New York;
Miss Margaret Phair, New York and Canada, gift from the above;
By descent to the present owner.
NOTE: Juliet Pierpont Morgan, sister of JP Morgan, the financier, gifted these silver pieces to her nurse and companion Miss Margaret Phair, of New York and Canada. All of the pieces are monogramed with the initials JPM. It is unclear where or when Mrs. Morgan acquired them, but they have been in the Phair family for at least five decades.
Tarnishing to interior of pots, scratches and dents commensurate with age.
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