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Chafing dish (one of a pair)

1705–20

John Coney, American, 1655 or 1656–1722


Dimensions

Overall (H. x Dia of rim): 9.8 x 13.5 cm (3 7/8 x 5 5/16 in.); Weight: 13 oz., 18 dwt.

Accession Number

31.213

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Burton A. Cleaves Gallery (Gallery LG27)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware

Cylindrical with everted rim; three scroll supports with claw feet and double spiral tips. Pierced in leaf and scroll design above band of broken ovals at bottom. Poerced circular disc held in place at midband by nut and screw.

Inscription

Engraved in block letters on bottom WEP

Provenance

1819, Inventoried in estate of Benjamin Pickman IV (1740-1819), Salem, Massachusetts; (1) By descent to Sally Pickman Loring Dwight (1859-1913); May 5, 1916 lent by the Estate of Sally Pickman Dwight; May 17, 1918, transferred to the estate of their son Lawrence Dwight (1896-1918); June 28, 1918, returned to estate of Lawrence Dwight; by descent to his cousin; March 17, 1920, lent by Mrs. Dudley Leavitt Pickman to MFA; 1931, gift of Mr and Mrs Dudley Leavitt Pickman to MFA. (Accession date: May 7, 1931) 1: Benjamin IV's son Thomas (1773-1817), m. second Sophia Palmer (1786-1862); their daughter Mary Toppan (1816-1878), m. Dr. George Bailey Loring, 1851; their daughter Sally Pickman Loring (1859-1913), m. Theodore F. Dwight.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Leavitt Pickman