Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: The Museum Year 2010

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Art of the Americas: July 2009–June 2010

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Alms dish

about 1727
Jacob Hurd
Overall: 5.1 x 35.2 cm (2 x 13 7/8 in.)

Classification: Silver hollowware

Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts

Accession number: 2009.3987

Description: Dish with shallow depression and a wide rim with applied molding, bearing arms of the donor (Richard Skinner)

Provenance/Ownership History: 1727, commissioned by the Second Congregational Society of Marblehead (now called the Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead); 2009, sold by the Church to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 16, 2009)

Museum purchase with funds donated anonymously and the Marion E. Davis Fund, Elizabeth Marie Paramino Fund in memory of John F. Paramino, Boston Sculptor, Seth K. Sweetser Fund, Jane Marsland and Judith A. Marsland Fund, Helen B. Sweeney Fund, Ernest Kahn Fund, Arthur Mason Knapp Fund and John Wheelock Elliot and John Morse Elliot Fund