Cup

1690–1700
John Coney (American, 1655 or 1656–1722)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Eighteenth-Century American Arts No. 143; Buhler, 1972, No. 40

Dimensions

Overall (h x dia. of lip): 8.6 x 5.9 cm (3 3/8 x 2 5/16 in.); Weight: 3 oz, 1 dwt.

Accession Number

39.227

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Burton A. Cleaves Gallery (Gallery LG27)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware

Globular body, gadrooned base and reeded shoulder, cylindrical neck with reeded midband. Moulded base-band. Scroll handle with beading.

Inscription

Engraved MW on bottom. Added in thin dotted script on front: MP / to / FWP.

Markings

IC fluer-de-lis on bottom and at neck near handle

Provenance

Mary Willoughby, m. Thomas Barton, 1710; their granddaughter Mary Toppan (1744-1817), m. Benjamin Pickman IV (1740-1819); their son Benjamin (1763-1843), whose youngest son was Francis Willoughby Pickman; Martha (Codman) Karolik, his great-niece; 1926, lent by Miss Codman to MFA; 1939, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Karolik to MFA. (Accession date: Jan 12, 1939)

Credit Line

The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts