Ewer

English (London)
1786–87
Possibly by John Scofield (first mark entered 1776)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

H. 30.6 cm (12 in.); Weight: 768.3 gm (24 oz 14 dwt)

Accession Number

58.1193

Medium or Technique

Silver, wood

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The vase-shaped body, raised in two sections, rests on a spreading circular foot, with a string of beading applied to the edge, around the shoulder, and along the rim. Bands of bright-cut and wrigglework patterns outline the foot, shoulder and rim. The hinged, shaped and domed lid is raised and has an urn-shaped finial. The wooden handle is mounted on cast sockets decorated with applied beadings and leaf-form drops.

Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved on the side, the arms and crest of Allen.
INSCRIPTIONS: engraved on the front, OAW in monogram for Oliver (1744-1813) and Abigail Whipple (d. 1827) of Boston.

Markings

On side of foot, sovereign's head; date letter l; leopard's head crowned; lion passant (repeated on inside of cover); maker's mark IS (repeated on inside of cover).

Provenance

According to Tradition, Oliver Whipple and his wife, Abigail, of Boston; Gebelein Silversmiths, Boston, purchased December 11, 1958, Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour. (Accession Date: December 11, 1958)

$450.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour