Silversmiths: B.A. and Alice Sheene
H: 4.5 cm; Diam: 15 cm
Gift of David Berg, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum, In memory of his mother Ida Berg
Accession number: B90.0522(a-b)
A pair of Queen Anne/George I silver tazzas, one by Alice Sheene, the other bearing the maker's mark B.A., London 1714 (Brittania standard), both engraved with armorials. Salvers of this early form were intended for the service of food and drink, as stands for covered cups, and as objects in toilet services.
The Eighteenth Century English Dining Room, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir