Jeremiah Dummer (American, 1645–1718)
Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Buhler, 1972, No. 21
3.17 x 17.31 cm (1 1/4 x 6 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Circular dish angled just below raised edge of embossed convex reeding with punched dots and half circles on narrow outer flange. The low trumpet foot has a tiny flange for fastening and is molded at convex curve to narrow flange. The dish is battered and broken across the rim, slightly left above mark. The center point is now a hold.
Engravede B/WM on back. Added at varying recent times: William Bowditch / born at Salem / Sept. / 1663 [sic] d. / May 28, 1728
and in ray formation underneath: Joseph Bowditch / b. August 21, 1700, d. October 6, 1780. / Elizabeth [Bowditch] Jeffry. / b. Feb. 8th 1735, d. October 1797./ Elizabeth [Jeffry] Read./ b. Feb 10, 1772, d. March 21, 1855. / Jonathan Ingersoll Bowditch. / b. October 15, 1806, d. Feb. 19, 1889. / Alfred Bowditch / b. September 6, 1855, d. Feb. 22, 1918. / William Ingersoll Bowditch 2D. / b. Dec. 8, 1893. d.
ID fleur-de-lis below in heart near rim of dish
William (c. 1665-1728) and Mary (Gardner) Bowditch; descended in the Bowditch family. To MFA, April 1935, purchased for $1,250 from William I. Bowditch.
H. E. Bolles Fund