Samuel Minott (1732–1803)
Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts
Buhler, 1972, No. 323
Overall: 13.7 x 8.7 x 7.9 cm (5 3/8 x 3 7/16 x 3 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Engraved on front in a frame of scrollwork, in block and script:
"HARVARDINATIBUS / Anno Domimi MDCCLXX initiatis / Tertium sub ejus tutela annum agentibus, / Hoc poculum acceptum / Refert JOSEPHUS WILLARD."
Stamped into base of cann:
"Minott" in semiscript in a rectangle and "M" in semiscript in a square
Buhler Entry: See Cat. no. 322. About 1770, made for Joseph Willard (1738-1804), tutor in Harvard College, President (1781-1804); descended in the family by 1907 to Susanna Willard; 1907 sold by Susanna Willard to Philip Leffingwell Spalding; 1942, given to the MFA as part of the Philip Leffingwell Spalding Collection, given in his memory by Katherine Ames Spalding and Philip Spalding, Oakes Ames Spalding, Hobart Ames Spalding.
The Philip Leffingwell Spalding Collection—Given in his memory by Katharine Ames Spalding and Philip Spalding, Oakes Ames Spalding, and Hobart Ames Spalding