Mug

about 1710
Edward Winslow (American, 1669–1753)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 70

Dimensions

8.9 cm (3 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

64.2046

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware

Mug with straight tapering sides, applied (?) narrow rim, band semicircular in section two inches below, and molded baseband. Center point on bottom. Hollow scroll handle, flat outer surface, slight grip, upper joining (which is probably repaired) almost flush with rim; disc at lower joining, rounded upcurved tip (vent hole a slit).

Inscription

Engraved on base in modern script "Edward Hutchinson /1678-1752)." The E is almost obliterated from handle at left below grip.

Markings

Buhler mark b at left of handle.

Provenance

Edward Hutchinson (1678-1752), m. Lydia Foster 1705; descended in the family; by 1906 to Mrs. Estes Howe, mother of the donor; 1906, lent by Mrs. Estes Howe to the MFA; 1913, lent by Miss Sarah Howe to the MFA, April 22, 1913, returned October 29, 1913; 1964, bequest of Miss Lois Lilley Howe (Accession date: November 12, 1964).

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Lois Lilley Howe