Myer Myers (American, about 1723–1795)
Object Place: New York, New York
Overall: 26.7 cm (10 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Regional Styles in Middle Colonies Gallery (Gallery 134)
Double-bellied rococo form with molded spreading foot ring, modled and domed hinged lid with floral finial. Original wood handle with C-scrolls and broken S-curves. Upper handle terminal has shell beneath, lower handle terminal has C-scrolls and a spur. The spout is largely vertical, with shell on top and a rocaille ornament at the base.
Footring engraved: "T.W. Ludlow to A.D.G. 1878"; obverse engraved with Ludlow family crest, a lion rampant on chevron base. The reverse is engraved in script, circa 1900: "SMLG"
Touchmark on underside of base: "MYERS" [in script]
Descended in the Ludlow family, originally from Yonkers, New York, then through the Gould family; about 1900, owned by Susan M. Ludlow Gould; 1909, lent by Susan M. Ludlow Gould to the Hudson-Fulton Exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; sold by the last descendent (south of Boston) to an unknown dealer; May 1996, dealer consigned piece to Carl R. Nordblom auctions; May 1996, purchased at Carl R. Nordblom auctions by Clark N. Pearce on behalf Barbara and Ted Alfond (Weston, MA); 2011, Barbara L. Alfond, Weston, MA; 2011, gift of Barbara Alfond to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 21, 2011)
Gift of Barbara Lawrence Alfond in honor of the MFA Board of Trustees (2009-2011)