Cann, one of a pair

About 1760–70
Paul Revere, Jr. (American, 1734–1818)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 353

Dimensions

14.9 cm (5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

51.2815

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware

Cann with thickened everted rim with incised line, bulbous body, center point on bottom. Cast molded played foot with rather thick solder. Double scroll handle, vent in scroll under leaf grip, convex disc with angled edge for joining, forked and scroll tip.

Inscription

Engraved script monogram "HMB" in scroll and foliate cartouche. Scratch weight of "16 - 19"

Markings

Marked at left of upper handle joining "[pellet] REVERE" in a rectangle; Buhler mark b.

Provenance

Early history unknown; given to the Museum in 1951. According to tradition, said to be for a member of the Bowers family.

Credit Line

Gift of Winston Guest