Chafing dish (one of a pair)
John Coney (American, 1655 or 1656–1722)
Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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.
Medium or Technique
Burton A. Cleaves Gallery (Gallery LG27)
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.
Engraved in block letters on bottom WEP
Marked IC crowned cony below in shaped shield on side and on disc
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.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Leavitt Pickman