Cann

about 1770
Samuel Minott (1732–1803)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 323

Dimensions

Overall: 13.7 x 8.7 x 7.9 cm (5 3/8 x 3 7/16 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

42.247

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware

Inscription

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."

Markings

Stamped into base of cann:
"Minott" in semiscript in a rectangle and "M" in semiscript in a square

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

The Philip Leffingwell Spalding Collection—Given in his memory by Katharine Ames Spalding and Philip Spalding, Oakes Ames Spalding, and Hobart Ames Spalding