Pair of sucket forks

1677


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

Overall (1996.122.1): 2.5 x 15.2 cm (1 x 6 in.) Overall (1996.122.2): 2.5 x 15.4 cm (1 x 6 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

1996.122.1-2

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware

Each sucket fork has a flat stem, shaped in reverse curves, terminating at one end in a bowl, at the other in a flat, two-tined fork with sprocket-like protrusions near handle. The bowls are rounded with v-drop on back.

Inscription

"F / I L" engraved in shaded roman capitals on back of each bowl.

Markings

Each sucket fork has been marked "WR" in an oval, twice on the back of the handle, and once on the back of the bowl.

Provenance

Col. John (1644 – 1710) and Lydia (Turell) Foster (1660 – 1689), m. 1677; to their daughter Lydia Foster (1686 – 1748) and her husband, Edward Hutchinson (1678 – 1752), m. 1706; to Elizabeth Hutchinson (1731 – 1793) and Rev. Nathaniel Robbins (1726 – 1795), m. 1757; to their son Edward Hutchinson Robbins (1758 – 1829) and Elizabeth Murray (1756 – 1837), m. 1785; to their daughter Mary Robbins (1794 – 1879) and Joseph Warren Revere (1777 – 1868), m. 1821; to Jane Minot Revere (1834 – 1910) and Dr. John Phillips Reynolds (1825 – 1909), m. 1859; to Theresa Reynolds (1874 – 1972) and her husband, Julian Lowell Coolidge (1873 – 1954), m. 1901; to John Phillips Coolidge (1913 – 1995) and Mary Elizabeth Welch (b. 1912), m. 1935; 1996, gift of Mr and Mrs Coolidge to the MFA. (Accession date: June 26, 1996)

Credit Line

Gift of John and Mary Coolidge