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  • Water Jug

    English (Exeter)
    1701–20
    Marked by Micon Melun (1697–1757)

    Object Place: Europe, Exeter, England

    Description

    The vase-shaped body rests on a molded wire foot. The lower half of the body is chased with fluting and punched with quatrefoils and pellets. The shoulder of the jug is similarly chased and punched. The neck of the jug is formed of a molded band and a spout; beneath the spout is a bellflower drop. The scrolled handle has a shaped flat terminus.

    Markings

    To right of handle, maker's mark ME with a crown above in an octagon (repeated on handle); Britannia; obscured mark, probably lion's head erased; Exeter castle; illegible date letter

    Provenance

    Crichton Brothers, New York, purchased by Frank Brewer Bevis, March 28, 1921, Bequest of Mr. Frank Brewer Bemis to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1935).

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 14.5 cm x W. 13.5 cm x D. 11 cm (5 11/16 x 5 5/16 x 4 5/16 in.); Weight: 368.5 gm (11 oz 17 dwt)

    Accession Number

    35.1576

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  • Trencher Salt

    English (London)
    1699–1700
    Marked by Benjamin Bentley (first mark entered 1698)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    Each spool-shaped body, raised from a single piece of thin sheet, has a spreading base and a band of chased gadrooning around the foot. The circular well at the top is surrounded by a similar band of chased gadrooning. The salts are worn overall, and several cracks have been repaired.

    Inscription

    Engraved on underside of each base, F / G S

    Markings

    In bowl of each salt, maker's mark BE (Grimwade 155); Britannia; date letter possibly d; lion's head erased.

    Provenance

    Walter H. Willson, Ltd., London, purchased by Frank Brewer Bemis, May 27, 1929, Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1935).

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 6.1 cm (2 3/8 in.); Diameter of foot 7.8 cm (3 1/16 in.); Weight: 45.4 gm (1oz 9 dwt)

    Accession Number

    35.1577

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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    Burton A. Cleaves Gallery (Gallery LG27)

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  • Trencher Salt

    English (London)
    1699–1700
    Marked by Benjamin Bentley (first mark entered 1698)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    Each spool-shaped body, raised from a single piece of thin sheet, has a spreading base and a band of chased gadrooning around the foot. The circular well at the top is surrounded by a similar band of chased gadrooning. The salts are worn overall, and several cracks have been repaired.

    Inscription

    Engraved on underside of each base, F / G S

    Markings

    In bowl of each salt, maker's mark BE (Grimwade 155); Britannia; date letter possibly d; lion's head erased.

    Provenance

    Walter H. Willson, Ltd., London, purchased by Frank Brewer Bemis, May 27, 1929, Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1935).

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 6.1 cm (2 3/8 in.); Diameter of foot: 7.9 cm (3 1/8 in.); Weight: 45.4 gm (1oz 9 dwt)

    Accession Number

    35.1578

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  • Tablespoon

    English (London)
    1704–05
    Marked by John Smith (I) (free about 1690)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    Each spoon is forged from a single piece of silver and has a deep oval bowl, a rat tail, a flattened stem, and a dog-nose terminus. On the back of the stem is an engraved cartouche containing a pillow and traces of obliterated initials.

    Inscription

    Engraved on back of handle, "Staple: Inn:"

    Markings

    On back of stem, maker's mark SM (Grimwade 2580); Britannia; lion's head erased; date letter i.

    Provenance

    Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1935).

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis

    Details

    Dimensions

    W. 4.3 cm x L. 20.4 cm (1 11/16 x 8 1/16 in.); Weight: 73.7 gm (2 oz 7 dwt)

    Accession Number

    35.1580

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  • Two-Handled Cup

    English (London)
    1697–98
    Marked by John Cory (free 1687)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The bell-shaped body, raised from sheet, is chased on the lower third with spiral fluting framed by semicircular and star punches. A band of gadrooning encircles the body at its midsection. The two cast ear-shaped handles have beaded foliate scrolls.

    Inscription

    Engraved on underside, B / R * E

    Markings

    Near handle, maker's mark CO (Grimwade 382); Britannia; lion's head erased; date letter B

    Provenance

    Brooks Reed Gallery, Inc., Boston, purchased by Frank Brewer Bemis, April 1, 1921, Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1935).

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 7.4 cm x W. 13.4 cm x D. 8.3 cm (2 15/16 x 5 1/4 x 3 1/4 in.); Weight: 119.1 gm (3 oz 16 dwt)

    Accession Number

    35.1574

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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    Burton A. Cleaves Gallery (Gallery LG27)

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  • Toy Two-Handled Cup

    English (London)
    1698–99
    Probably by Alexander Roode (free 1676)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The cup is formed from thin sheet, raised and chased around the lower half with spiraling fluting. A plain wire foot and two molded wire ear-shaped handles are applied.

    Inscription

    Engraved next near rim, "R*P" ; scratched on underside "No 276".

    Markings

    Near rim, maker's mark RO (Grimwade 2388); Britannia; lion's head erased; date letter c

    Provenance

    By 1933, F. O. Bailey & Co., Portland, ME; 1933, sold by F. O. Bailey & Co. to the MFA for $150. (Accession Date: May 4, 1933).

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Mrs. Charles Gaston Smith's Group

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 4 cm x W. 8.9 cm (1 9/16 x 3 1/2 in.); Diam of rim: 5.5 cm (2 3/16 in.); Weight: 31.2 gm (1 oz)

    Accession Number

    33.469

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    Silver

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  • Fork

    English (London)
    1723–24
    Marked by Paul Hanet

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    Each three-pronged fork, forged from a single piece, has a flattened stem and a ridged, Hanoverian terminus.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on back of stem of each, an unidentified crest: (a boar's head erased and erect) INSCRIPTIONS: engraved on back of each, "SMG".

    Markings

    On back of stem of each, maker's mark HA (Grimwade 942); lion's head erased; date letter H; Britannia

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933).

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    L. 19.9 cm (7 3/16 in.); W. 2.3 cm (7/8 in.); Weight: 73 gm (2 oz 3 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.279

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  • Knife

    English (London)
    about 1740
    Artist Unidentified artist

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    Each knife has a tapering octagonal pistol handle formed from two vertically seamed cast pieces.

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933).

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    L. 21.3 cm (8 3/8 in.); W. 2.8 cm (1 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    33.292

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    Silver

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  • Knife

    English (London)
    about 1740
    Artist Unidentified artist

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    Each knife has a tapering octagonal pistol handle formed from two vertically seamed cast pieces.

    Markings

    On blade, cutler's devices, a crown with V or W left and R right, over GARRARD.

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933).

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    L. 21.6 cm (8 1/2 in.); W. 2.7 cm (1 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    33.293

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  • Tablespoon

    English (London)
    1704–05
    Probably by John Betts (first mark entered 1705)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    Each spoon is forged from a single piece of silver and has a deep oval bowl, a rat tail, a flattened stem, and a dog-nose terminus. On the back of the stem is an engraved cartouche containing a pillow and traces of obliterated initials.

    Inscription

    Engraved on back of handle, "Staple: Inn:"

    Markings

    On back of stem, maker's mark B (similar to Grimwade 154); Britannia; lion's head erased; date letter i.

    Provenance

    Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1935).

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis

    Details

    Dimensions

    W. 4.5 cm x L. 20.3 cm (1 3/4 x 8 in.); Weight: 76. 5 gm (2 oz 9 dwt)

    Accession Number

    35.1581

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    Silver

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  • Tablespoon

    English (London)
    1704–05
    Probably by John Betts (first mark entered 1705)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    Each spoon is forged from a single piece of silver and has a deep oval bowl, a rat tail, a flattened stem, and a dog-nose terminus. On the back of the stem is an engraved cartouche containing a pillow and traces of obliterated initials.

    Markings

    On back of stem, maker's mark B (similar to Grimwade 154); Britannia; lion's head erased; date letter i.

    Provenance

    Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1935).

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis

    Details

    Dimensions

    W. 4.3 cm x L. 20.6 cm (1 11/16 x 8 1/8 in.); Weight: 70.9 gm (2 oz 6 dwt)

    Accession Number

    35.1582

    Medium or Technique

    Spring

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  • Dish

    English (London)
    1720–21
    Marked by David Willaume I (British, 1658–about 1741)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The circular dish is raised with low sides divided into sixteen flutes and a scalloped border. A plain wire foot rim is applied to the underside.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on the center of the dish, the arms of Sylvestre or Sylvester impaling Evans, Gwyn, Lloyd, Morgan, Stormyn, or Story. INSCRIPTIONS: engraved on underside of the dish, 6, 10

    Markings

    On underside near rim, maker's mark WI (Grimwade 3192); Britannia; lion's head erased; date letter E

    Provenance

    Crichton Brothers, New York, purchased by Frank Brewer Bemis, March 7, 1918, Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1935).

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 1.9 cm (3/4 in.); Diam of rim: 14.2 cm (5 9/16 in.); Weight: 201.3 gm (6 oz 9 dwt)

    Accession Number

    35.1599

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  • Dish

    English (London)
    1720–01
    Marked by Edmund Pearce (first mark entered 1705)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The circular dish is raised, with a scalloped rim and low sides divided into sixteen flutes.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved in the center of the dish, the arms of Vincent impaling an unidentified coat of arms (three quarterfoils, two and one, impaling a chevron engrailed between three escallops) INSCRIPTION: engraved on underside, "17:18:0".

    Markings

    On the underside of the dish, maker's mark PE (Grimwade 2169); lion's head erased; Britannia; date letter E

    Provenance

    Crichton Brothers, New York, purchased by Frank Brewer Bemis, May 1, 1918, Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1935).

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 1.9 cm (3/4 in.); Diameter of rim: 17.6 cm (6 15/16 in.); Weight: 235.3 gm (7 0z 11 dwt)

    Accession Number

    35.1600

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  • Tea Canister

    English (London)
    1722–23
    Marked by John Pero (first mark entered 1717)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The rectangular body has a molded base and a stepped lid hinged on the short side. It is constructed of scored, seamed sheet with an inset base. The foot rim consists of a thick molded wire. The cover is cast, with an applied molded wire rim.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on front of canister, the arms of HAMILTON quartering DOUGLAS for the Dukes of hamilton, surrounded by the Order of the Thistle. INSCRIPTIONS: engraved on bottom, 14 = 16

    Markings

    On undersid, lion's head erased; Britannia; date letter G;maker's mark P (Grimwade 2171);

    Provenance

    William E. Godfrey, New York, purchased by Frank Brewer Bemis, January 18, 1922, Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1935).

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis

    Details

    Dimensions

    Height: 11.8 cm x width: 8.9 cm x 5.9 cm (4 5/8 x 3 1/2 x 2 5/16 in.); diameter of foot: 5.7 cm (2 1/4 in.), weight: 447.9 gm (14 oz 8 dwt)

    Accession Number

    35.1604

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  • Kettle and Stand

    English (London)
    1724–25
    Marked by Gabriel Sleath (1674–1756)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The plain kettle, raised from sheet, is in the form of a compressed globe. It sits on a circular open stand supported by three scrolled legs with pad feet, assembled from cast components. Suspended between the three legs by scrolling supports is a circular molded lamp, with a removable flat top and a hinge, rounded cap. The spout of the kettle, cast in two vertically seamed pieces, is curved and has a circular drop. The plain bail handle is covered with rattan. The cover, formed from sheet, fits flush with the rim of then kettle, and its baluster finial has an ivory knop. The rim around the cover is engraved with a geometric pattern and scrolls, and on the center of one side of the kettle is an engraved cartouche enclosing a coat of arms. Although the surface of the kettle has suffered, the plain, rather rough workmanship is evident.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on side of kettle, an unidentified coat of arms and crest (quarterly 1 and 4, a lion rampant, two ten roudels, four, three, two and one, three, two, chrevonelles; in pretence, 1 and 4, on a chevron five between three saltiers; 2 and 3, a lion rampant and in chief three escallops; crest: a leopard's head). INSCRIPTIONS: engraved on underside of lamp, "69=0".

    Markings

    On underside of kettle, maker's mark GS (Grimwade 890)( repeated inside of cover and four times inside lamp); leopard's head crowned; date letter I; lion passant (repeated on inside cover).

    Provenance

    Crichton Brothers, New York, purchased by Frank Brewer Bemis, December 2, 1918, Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1935).

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 31.7 cm x W. 23.8 cm x D. 187.8 cm (12 1/2 x 9 3/8 x 7 3/8 in.); Weight: 2, 103.6 gm (67 oz and 13 dwt)

    Accession Number

    35.1613

    Medium or Technique

    Silver, rattan, ivory

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  • Tobacco Box and Cover

    English (London)
    1715–16
    Marked by Edward Cornock (English, first mark entered 1707)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The flat, oval box has a removable cover. Around the base and the edge of the cover is a chased molded ridge. Each piece is formed of sheet.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on the top of the cover, in a cartouche, the coat of arms and crest of Lucas of Rathealy and Ricksfordtown, co.Cork,Ireland.

    Markings

    On side of box, maker's mark CO (Grimwade 390a)(repeated on inside of cover); lion's head erased (repeated inside of cover); date letter u

    Provenance

    Walter H. Willson, Ltd., London, purchased by Frank Brewer Bemis, June 2, 1924, Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1935).

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 2.7 cm x W. 7.9 cm x 9.9 cm (1 1/16 x 3 1/8 x 3 7/8 in.); Weight: 138.9 gm (4 oz 9 dwt)

    Accession Number

    35.1589a-b

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  • Two-Handled Cup

    English (London)
    1713–14
    Marked by Gabriel Sleath (1674–1756)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The bell-shaped body, raised from sheet, is chased on the lower third with spiral fluting and foliate punches. A band of chased gadrooning around the shoulder of the cup is framed above and below with foliate punches. A scrolled and foliate cartouche with a ground of scales is chased on the front of the cup. The two cast handles are ear-shaped with scrolling termini.

    Inscription

    Engraved on underside, 1713; scratched N(?)o-288; also, aa-s / 62743; also, No-287; also, R4=.

    Markings

    Near rim, maker's mark SL (Grimwade 2569); Britannia; lion's head erased; date letter s

    Provenance

    Walter H. Wilson, Ltd. London, purchased by Frank Brewer Bemis, March 29, 1923, Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1935).

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 12.4 cm x W. 20.9 cm (4 7/8 x 8 1/4 in.); Weight: 354.4 gm (11 oz 8 dwt)

    Accession Number

    35.1587

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  • Tablespoon

    English (London)
    1704–05
    Probably by John Betts (first mark entered 1705)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    Each spoon is forged from a single piece of silver and has a deep oval bowl, a rat tail, a flattened stem, and a dog-nose terminus. On the back of the stem is an engraved cartouche containing a pillow and traces of obliterated initials.

    Inscription

    Same as 35.1581 except the maker's mark has been struck twice on top of itself and the date letter is mostly obscured.

    Markings

    On back of stem, maker's mark B (similar to Grimwade 154); Britannia; lion's head erased; date letter i.

    Provenance

    Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1935).

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis

    Details

    Dimensions

    W. 4.1 cm x L. 20.5 cm (1 5/8 x 8 1/16 in.); Weight: 70.9 gm (2 oz 6 dwt)

    Accession Number

    35.1583

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  • Ladle

    English (London)
    1704–05
    Marked by John Fawdery (I)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The ladle has a deep oval bowl that is raised from sheet and joined to a long tapering cylindrical stem formed from seamed sheet.

    Inscription

    Engraved on underside in monogram "AGE".

    Markings

    On side of bowl, Britannia; maker's mark FA (Grimwade 662); lion's head erased (repeated on underside of stem); date letter i.

    Provenance

    Crichton Brothers, New York, purchased by Frank Brewer Bemis, February 2, 1920, Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1935).

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis

    Details

    Dimensions

    W. 7.7 cm x L. 44.6 cm (3 1/16 x 17 9/16 in.); Weight: 258 gm (8 oz 6 dwt)

    Accession Number

    35.1584

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  • Coffeepot

    English (London)
    1706–07
    Marked by Simon Pantin I (about 1680–1728)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The tapering cylindrical pot is formed from sheet that is seamed behind the handle. The base is inset, with a molded wire foot and rim. A faceted curved spout, cast in two pieces and seamed vertically, has a hinged cap, and the wooden scrolled handle, at a right angle to the spout, has cylindrical, slightly tapered mounts. The high domed cover is raised, with a slightly flaring rim and an interior wire bezel. Radiating from the wooden finial is a cut-card design of alternating notched and smooth lobes. The finial is secured by a screw and wing nut threaded through the top of the cover. Patches of firescale on the highly polished body show that the piece has been repaired, particularly in the area of a small patch near the lower handle socket.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on side, the arms of Craven quartering Craven (ancient), possibly for William Craven, second Baron Craven of Hampsted Marshall (1688-1711).

    Markings

    To right of handle, Britannia; maker's mark PA (Grimwade 2124)(repeated on bezel of cover); lion's head erased(repeated on bezel of cover); date letter l

    Provenance

    Crichton Brother, London, purchased by Frank Brewer Bemis, May 2, 1932, Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1935).

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 19.6 cm x W. 11.4 cm x D. 11.7 cm (7 11/16 x 4 1/2 x 4 5/8 in.); Weight: 490 gm (15 oz 15 dwt) Diam (base) 8.9 cm (3 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    35.1585

    Medium or Technique

    Silver and ebonized wood

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  • Fork

    English (London)
    1723–24
    Marked by Paul Hanet

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    Each three-pronged fork, forged from a single piece, has a flattened stem and a ridged, Hanoverian terminus.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on back of stem of each, an unidentified crest: (a boar's head erased and erect) INSCRIPTIONS: engraved on back of each, "SMG".

    Markings

    On back of stem of each, maker's mark HA (Grimwade 942); lion's head erased; date letter H; Britannia

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933).

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    L. 20 cm (7 7/8 in.); W. 2.3 cm (7/8 in.); Weight: 70.9 gm (2 oz 6 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.278

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    Silver

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  • Fork

    English (London)
    about 1740
    Marked by Abraham Barboult (active 1706–1751)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    Each knife and fork has a ribbed pistol handle cast in two vertically seamed pieces.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on side of each handle, the crest of Kilmore or Tany.

    Markings

    On side of handle, maker's mark AB incuse; on the other side, lion passant.

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933).

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    L. 19.8 cm (7 13/16 in.); W. 2.6 cm (1 in.); Weight: 82 gm (2oz 6 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.277

    Medium or Technique

    Metal

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  • Tablespoon

    English (Exeter)
    1725–26
    Probably by Philip Elston

    Object Place: Europe, Exeter, England

    Description

    The spoon is forged from a single piece of silver and has an oval bowl, a rat tail, a flattened stem, and a ribbed Hanoverian terminus.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on back of stem, near the end, the crest of Tatum; engraved on end of stem, the crest of Hall or Butts. INSCRIPTIONS: pricked on back of stem,"MW/Sept. ye 4th / 1725".

    Markings

    On back of stem, maker's mark PE (similar to Jackson, 1989, p293); leopard's head crowned; lion passant; Castle; date letter a

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933).

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    W. 4.2 cm x L. 20.8 cm (1 5/8 x 8 3/16 in.); Weight: 76.5 gm (2 oz 9 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.253

    Medium or Technique

    Spring

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  • Mote Spoon

    English (London)
    about 1780
    Marked by Hester Bateman (1708–1794)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The spoon has an oval bowl that is pierced overall with garlands and flowers in a geometric pattern. The slender stem tapers to a point. The spoon is forged from a single piece. The stem has been repaired at the midsection, raising the possibility that the spoon was converted from a plain teaspoon into a mote spoon.

    Markings

    On back of stem, lion passant; maker's mark HB (Grimwade 961).

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933).

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    W. 2.4 cm x L. 14.5 cm (15/16 x 5 11/16 in.) Weight: 8 gm (5dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.254

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Serving Spoon

    English (London)
    about 1765
    Probably by Thomas Chawner, Probably by William (I) Chawner

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The forged spoon has a shallow oval bowl and a long plain stem with an engraved feather edge. The bowl has been crudely repaired and the stem has been broken and soldered at the midsection.

    Inscription

    Engraved on end of stem in monogram, "WAC"; engraved on back of stem "Prince of Wales Coffee House / 61".

    Markings

    On back of stem, maker's mark TC with a W above and a C below (Grimwade 3817); lion passant; leopard's head crowned; date letter possibly k or p.

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933).

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    W. 4.9 cm x L. 27.8 cm (1 15/16 x 10 15/16 in.); Weight: 88 gm (2 oz 16 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.255

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Ladle

    English (London)
    1779–80
    Marked by Hester Bateman (1708–1794)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    Each forged ladle has a round fluted bowl, a curved handle that is square in section, and a ribbed Onslow terminus.

    Markings

    On back of stem, date letter d; leopard's head crowned; lion passant; maker's mark HB (Grimwade 960);

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933).

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    W. 5.35 cm x L. 17.3 cm (2 1/8 x 6 13/16 in.); Weight: 42.5 gm (1oz 4 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.258

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Tablespoon

    English (London)
    1762–53
    Probably by James Tookey (first mark entered 1750)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    Each spoon is forged from a single piece of silver and has a deep oval bowl, a rat tail, a flattened stem, and a ridged Hanoverian terminus.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on each stem, the crest of Hall or Butts.

    Markings

    On back of handle, maker's mark IT (Grimwade 1703); lion passant; leopard's head crowned; date letter E

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933).

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    W. 4.3 cm x L. 20.1 cm (1 11/16 x 7 15/16 in.); Weight: 65 gm (2 oz)

    Accession Number

    33.248

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Tablespoon

    English (London)
    1762–53
    Probably by James Tookey (first mark entered 1750)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    Each spoon is forged from a single piece of silver and has a deep oval bowl, a rat tail, a flattened stem, and a ridged Hanoverian terminus.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on each stem, the crest of Hall or Butts.

    Markings

    On back of handle, maker's mark IT (Grimwade 1703); lion passant; leopard's head crowned; date letter E

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933).

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    W. 4.3 cm x L. 20.3 cm (1 11/16 x 8 in.); Weight: 65 gm (2 oz)

    Accession Number

    33.247

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Marrow Spoon

    English (London)
    about 1720
    Marked by Paul de Lamerie (Dutch (active in England) 1688–1751)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The spoon, forged from a single piece, has a long shallow bowl with a rounded end. The slightly tapering stem, semicircular in section, forms a second narrow bowl.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on back of larger end , the crest of Frenband, Bedford, Brown, Cowmeadow, Stoyt, or Western.

    Markings

    On the back of handle, maker's mark LA (Grimwade 1892)

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933).

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

    Details

    Dimensions

    W. 2 cm x L. 20.5 cm (13/16 x 8 1/16 in.); Weight: 42.6 gm (1 oz 7 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.231

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Tablespoon

    English (London)
    1752–53
    Probably by James Tookey (first mark entered 1750)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    Each spoon is forged from a single piece of silver and has a deep oval bowl, a rat tail, a flattened stem, and a ridged Hanoverian terminus.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on each stem, the crest of Hall or Butts.

    Markings

    On back of stem, maker's mark IT (Grimwade 1703);date letter r; lion passant; leopard's head crowned;

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933).

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    W. 4.3 cm x L. 20.3 cm (1 11/16 x 8 in.); Weight: 68 gm (2 oz 4dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.245

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Tablespoon

    English (London)
    1752–53
    Probably by James Tookey (first mark entered 1750)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    Each spoon is forged from a single piece of silver and has a deep oval bowl, a rat tail, a flattened stem, and a ridged Hanoverian terminus.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on each stem, the crest of Hall or Butts.

    Markings

    On back of stem, maker's mark IT (Grimwade 1703);date letter r; lion passant; leopard's head crowned;

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933).

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    W. 4.2 cm x L. 20.2 cm (1 5/8 x 7 15/16 in.); Weight: 65.2 gm (2 oz 2 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.246

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Ladle

    English (London)
    1779–80
    Marked by George Smith (III)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    Each forged ladle has a round fluted bowl, a curved handle that is square in section, and a ribbed Onslow terminus.

    Markings

    On back of stem, date letter d; leopard's head crowned;lion passant; maker's mark GS (Grimwade 906).

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933).

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    W. 5.3 cm x L. 17.2 cm (2 1/16 x 6 3/4 in.); Weight: 42.5 gm (1 oz 4 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.259

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Ladle

    English (London)
    1761–62
    Possibly by George Baskerville (first mark entered 1738)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    Each forged ladle has a flutted round bowl, a curving stem that is square in section, and a ribbed Onslow end.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on back of stem of each, an unidentified crest:( a fleur-de-lys).

    Markings

    On back of stem of each, date letter F; leopard's head crowned; lion passant; maker's mark GB (similar to Grimwade 750, 754)

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933).

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    W. 5.5 cm x L. 17.7 cm (2 3/16 x 6 15/16 in.); Weight: 48.2 gm (1 oz 4 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.260

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Knife

    English (London)
    about 1740
    Marked by Abraham Barboult (active 1706–1751)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    Each knife and fork has a ribbed pistol handle cast in two vertically seamed pieces.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on side of each handle, the crest of Kilmore or Tany.

    Markings

    On side of handle, an illegible mark. On blade, cutler's mark, a dagger; cutler's personal devices (2 devices and HOW)

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933).

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    L. 26.8 x W. 2.8 cm (10 9/16 X 1 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    33.274

    Medium or Technique

    Silver, steel

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  • Fork

    English (London)
    about 1740
    Marked by Abraham Barboult (active 1706–1751)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    Each knife and fork has a ribbed pistol handle cast in two vertically seamed pieces.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on side of each handle, the crest of Kilmore or Tany.

    Markings

    On side of handle, maker's mark AB incuse; on the other side, lion passant.

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933).

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    L. 18.7 cm (7 3/8 in.); W. 2.5 cm (1 in.); Weight: 82 gm (2 oz 6 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.275

    Medium or Technique

    Silver, steel

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  • Knife

    English (London)
    about 1740
    Marked by Abraham Barboult (active 1706–1751)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    Each knife and fork has a ribbed pistol handle cast in two vertically seamed pieces.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on side of each handle, the crest of Kilmore or Tany.

    Markings

    On side of handle, maker's mark AB incuse; on the other side, lion passant. On blade, cutler's mark, a dagger; cutler's personal devices (2 devices and HOW)

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933).

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    L. 26.5 cm (10 7/16 in.); W. 3 cm (1 3/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    33.276

    Medium or Technique

    Metal

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  • Sugar Tongs

    English (Sheffield)
    1795–96
    Marked by Thomas Law (first mark entered 1773)

    Object Place: Europe, Sheffield, England

    Description

    The U-shaped tongs are formed from a single piece of silver, with shaped oval grippers and flat arms that are pierced with semicircles in a geometric pattern and engraved with bright-cut medallions.

    Inscription

    Engraved on top of tongs, EHL.

    Markings

    On inside of one arm, maker's mark T.LAW (Jackson, 1989, p. 441). Inside other arm, date letter q; sovereign's head; lion passant; maker's mark TL (Jackson, 1989, p. 441)

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933).

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    W. 4.7 cm x L. 14.2 cm (1 7/8 x 5 9/16 in.); Weight: 28 gm (9 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.272

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Skewer

    English (London)
    1767–68
    Marked by Samuel Herbert & Co. (first mark entered 1747)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The skewer is forged, with a tapering flat blade and, at the terminus, a shell joined to a flattened ring.

    Markings

    Below ring, makers' mark SH with an H above and a B below (Grimwade 2545); lion passant; leopard's hea d crowned; date letter m

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933).

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    W. 3 cm x L. 34.2 cm (1 3/16 x 13 7/16 in.); Weight: 110 gm (3 oz 5 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.265

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Ladle

    English (London)
    1761–62
    Possibly by George Baskerville (first mark entered 1738)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    Each forged ladle has a flutted round bowl, a curving stem that is square in section, and a ribbed Onslow end.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on back of stem of each, an unidentified crest:( a fleur-de-lys).

    Markings

    On back of stem of each, date letter F; leopard's head crowned; lion passant; maker's mark GB (similar to Grimwade 750, 754)

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933).

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    W. 5.8 cm x L.17.7 cm (2 5/16 x 6 15/16 in.); Weight: 51 gm (1 oz 13 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.261

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Skewer

    English (Exeter)
    1783–84
    Marked by William Pearse (first mark entered 1774)

    Object Place: Europe, Exeter, England

    Description

    The skewer is forged, with a tapering flat blade and, at the terminus, a shaped oval joined to a flattened ring. A garland is engraved around the oval.

    Markings

    Below ring handle, maker's mark WP (Jackson, 1989, p. 295); lion passant; Castle; date letter K

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933).

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    W.2.6 cm x L. 36.5 cm (1 x 14 3/8 in.); Weight: 99 gm (3 oz 1 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.263

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Skewer

    English (Chester)
    1793–94
    Marked by Robert Jones I (first mark entered 1786)

    Object Place: Europe, Chester, England

    Description

    The skewer is forged, with a tapering flat blade and, at the terminus, a ring.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on side opposite marks, below ring, the crest of Bagnall, Breach, Buggine, Burgoigne, Eyre, Welch, Welsh. INSCRIPTIONS: scrathced below ring "4079", "1570 / SO1"

    Markings

    Below ring, maker's mark RI (Jackson, 1989, p. 401); sovereign's head; leopard's head crowned; city arms, lion passant; date letter s

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933).

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    W. 2.3 cm x L. 35.7 cm (7/8 x 14 1/16 in.); Weight: 104 gm (3 oz 3 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.264

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Trencher Salt

    English (London)
    1724–25
    Marked by Mary Rood

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    Each salt is rectangular, with cut corners, on a spreading, stepped foot. The oval well for salt is raised and let into the molded rim, which is assembled from eight fabricated panels. A wire is applied to the bottom edge. The salts have been extensively repaired and patched in the area of the marks.

    Inscription

    Scratched on underside of each, "I*S".

    Markings

    On underside of each, maker's mark MR (Grimwade 2060); leopard's head crow ned; lion passant; date letter I

    Provenance

    Crichton Brothers, New York, purchased by Frank Brewer Bemis, May 1, 1918, Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1935).

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 3 cm x W. 8.1 cm x D. 6.8 cm (1 3/16 x 3 3/16 x 2 11/16 in.); Weight:82.2 gm(2 oz 13 dwt)

    Accession Number

    35.1614

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Trencher Salt

    English (London)
    1724–25
    Marked by Mary Rood

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    Each salt is rectangular, with cut corners, on a spreading, stepped foot. The oval well for salt is raised and let into the molded rim, which is assembled from eight fabricated panels. A wire is applied to the bottom edge. The salts have been extensively repaired and patched in the area of the marks.

    Inscription

    Scratched on underside of each, "I*S".

    Markings

    On underside of each, maker's mark MR (Grimwade 2060); leopard's head crow ned; lion passant; date letter I

    Provenance

    Crichton Brothers, New York, purchased by Frank Brewer Bemis, May 1, 1918, Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1935).

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 2.9 cm x W. 8 cm x 6.7 cm (1 1/8 x 3 1/8 x 2 5/8 in.); Weight: 82.2 gm (2 oz 13 dwt)

    Accession Number

    35.1615

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Miniature Spoon

    English (Chester)
    1765–70
    Marked by Richard Richardson II or III

    Object Place: Europe, Chester, England

    Description

    Each fabricated spoon has a small oval bowl and a plain stem with a Hanoverian terminus.

    Markings

    On back of stem of each, maker's mark RR (similar to Jackson, 1989, p. 399 or p. 400)

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: December 14, 1939)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    W. 1.2 cm (1/2 in.); L. 5.9 cm (2 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    39.824

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Miniature Spoon

    English (Chester)
    1765–70
    Marked by Richard Richardson II or III

    Object Place: Europe, Chester, England

    Description

    Each fabricated spoon has a small oval bowl and a plain stem with a Hanoverian terminus.

    Markings

    On back of stem of each, maker's mark RR (similar to Jackson, 1989, p. 399 or p. 400)

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: December 14, 1939)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    W. 1.2 cm(1/2 in.); L. 5.9 cm (2 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    39.825

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Monteith

    English (London)
    1707–08
    Marked by John Leach (free 1682)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The circular bowl, raised from sheet, rests on a fluted, domed foot. The bowl is chased with vertical fluting and has punched foliate motifs below and above. The scalloped rim is formed of applied cast scrolls, outlined with chased and matted panels. On each side of the bowl is a chased cartouche with a scale ground. A cast lion’s mask is applied to a matted panel on each side of the bowl and holds in its mouth a cast faceted drop handle with gadrooned ball.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS:engraved within a cartouche on each side, an unidentified coat of arms (vair a fess, impaling three annulets) SCRATCHES: on underside of foot, 14566

    Markings

    Below rim, maker's mark LE (Grimwade 1916); Britannia; lion's head erased; date letter m

    Provenance

    Tiffany & Co., New York, purchased by Theodora Wilbour. May 30, 1940, Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: April 15, 1940)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 21.2 cm x W. 34.5 cm (8 3/8 x 13 1/2 in.); Weight: 1,995.8 gn (64 oz 3 dwt)

    Accession Number

    40.191

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Tea Caddy

    English (London)
    1709–10
    Marked by John Wisdome (free 1700)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The straight-sided rectangular canister, formed from five pieces of seamed sheet, has a slightly curved upper edge. The cover is a flat sliding panel with a circular opening and high lip that fits into the raised domed cap. The surface has been highly polished.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on side, arms and crest of Ayde, co. Norfolk.

    Markings

    Onn lower edge of back, Britannia; date letter O; maker's mark WI (Grimwade 3187)(repeated on base); lion's head erased; (repeated onbase, neck and rim of cover)

    Provenance

    Tiffany & Co., New York, purchased by Theodora Wilbour, March 30, 1940, Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: April 11, 1940)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 14.9 cm x W. 8.4 cm x 6 cm (5 7/8 x 3 5/16 x 2 3/8 in.); Weight: 360 gm (11 oz 11 dwt)

    Accession Number

    40.192a-b

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Miniature Spoon

    English (Chester)
    1765–70
    Marked by Richard Richardson II or III

    Object Place: Europe, Chester, England

    Description

    Each fabricated spoon has a small oval bowl and a plain stem with a Hanoverian terminus.

    Markings

    On back of stem of each, maker's mark RR (similar to Jackson, 1989, p. 399 or p. 400)

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: December 14, 1939)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    W. 1.2 cm (1/2 in.); L. 5.9 cm (2 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    39.823

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Miniature Spoon

    English (Chester)
    1765–70
    Marked by Richard Richardson II or III

    Object Place: Europe, Chester, England

    Description

    Each fabricated spoon has a small oval bowl and a plain stem with a Hanoverian terminus.

    Markings

    On back of stem of each, maker's mark RR (similar to Jackson, 1989, p. 399 or p. 400)

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: December 14, 1939)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    W. 1.2 cm (1/2 in. ); L. 5.9 cm (2 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    39.822

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    Silver

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  • Toy Sugar Scissors

    English (London)
    about 1750
    Marked by IG

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The fabricated cross-shaped scissors have ring handles and shaped blades with a disk-shaped terminus.

    Markings

    On inside of each tong, maker's mark IG (unrecorded)

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: December 14, 1939)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    W. 2.5 cm (1 in.); L. 5.6 cm (2 3/16 in.); Weight: 5.7 gm (4 dwt)

    Accession Number

    39.819

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Miniature Spoon

    English (Chester)
    about 1765–70
    Marked by Richard Richardson II or III

    Object Place: Europe, Chester, England

    Description

    Each fabricated spoon has a small oval bowl and a plain stem with a Hanoverian terminus.

    Markings

    On back of stem of each, maker's mark RR (similar to Jackson, 1989, p. 399 or p. 400)

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: December 14, 1939)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    W. 1.1 cm (7/16 in.); L. 5.9 cm (2 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    39.820

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Miniature Spoon

    English (Chester)
    1765–70
    Marked by Richard Richardson II or III

    Object Place: Europe, Chester, England

    Description

    Each fabricated spoon has a small oval bowl and a plain stem with a Hanoverian terminus.

    Markings

    On back of stem of each, maker's mark RR (similar to Jackson, 1989, p. 399 or p. 400)

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: December 14, 1939)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    W. 1.2 cm (1/2 in.); L. 6 cm (2 3/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    39.821

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Sugar Sifter Spoon

    English (London)
    1786–87
    Marked by Thomas Wallis II (first mark entered 1778)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The spoon, forged from one piece, has a deep round bowl pierced with crosses and garlands in a geometric pattern. The curving stem has an “Old English” end with a bright-cut medallion.

    Inscription

    Scratched on handle, "11147".

    Markings

    On back of stem, maker's mark TW (Grimwade 2975); lion passant; date letter l; sovereign's head

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: April 11, 1940)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    W. 5.1 cm x L. 17.1 cm (2 x 6 3/4 in.); Weight: 39 gm (1 oz 3 dwt)

    Accession Number

    40.194

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Bottle Ticket

    Caster Label "Elder"

    English (London)
    about 1790
    Marked by John Robins (free 1771, died in 1831)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    Each ticket is a slightly curved oval piece of sheet, pierced with two holes so that it can hang from the plain chain. A bright-cut border defines the edge.

    Inscription

    Engraved on front of label, "ELDER".

    Markings

    On back each, maker's mark IR (Grimwade 3678); sovereign's head; lion passant;

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: April 11, 1940)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 1.6 cm (1 1/16 in.); L. 2.7 cm (1 1/16 in.) Weight: 5.7 gm (4 dwt)

    Accession Number

    40.195

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Cup

    English (London)
    1675–76
    Marked by IR, possibly John Ruslen

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The cup has a flat base, straight sides, and a slightly flared rim. The strap handle is ear-shaped, with a tapered end and a rounded, curved tailpiece.

    Construction:
    The cup was raised from a single sheet. The handle is formed. Below the pricked initials on the handle, traces of a former inscription are visible.

    Inscription

    Pricked on top of handle, *W.G*

    Markings

    On underside of base, maker's mark IR between rosettes a pellet between, rosettes above and below in an oval (Jackson, 1921, p. 132; rev. ed. 1989, p. 130) (struck twice); lion passant; leopard's head crowned; date letter S

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: October 10, 1940)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 6 cm (2 3/8 in.); Diameter (of rim) 7 cm (2 3/4 in.); Weight 102.1 gm (3 oz 6 dwt)

    Accession Number

    40.617

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Urn

    English (London)
    1790–91
    Marked by Hester Bateman (1708–1794)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The paneled vase-shaped body rests on a spreading, shaped square plinth, which is supported by four scrolled feet. The body and the foot are formed from raised sheet, with applied moldings and wires. The cast squared handles are harp-shaped with applied acanthus and palmette leaves and chased rosettes. The tapering spout, which is square in section, is joined to a shaped ellipse on the lower front of the body and has a jade spigot. The paneled trumpet-shaped cover is surmounted by an urn-shaped finial. Each panel on the plinth, body and cover is ornamented with bright-cut bands and floral sprays. The interior of the urn is fitted with a removable cylinder to contain a heater that has a plain cap with a handle and a shield in the form of a disk. These pieces are fabricated from sheet.

    Inscription

    Engraved on front, in monogram, ARL. Engraved on back, in monogram, HAL.

    Markings

    On underside, sovereign's head (repeated inside cover); date letter p;leopard's head crowned; lion passant (repeated three times on heater and inside cover); maker's mark HB (Grimwade 961) (repeated three times on heater and inside cover)

    Provenance

    Gift of Mrs. Horatio A. Lamb to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 10, 1941)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 62.1 cm x W. 34.1 cm x D. 30.8 cm (24 7/16 x 13 7/16 x 12 1/8 in.); Weight: 3,472,9 gm (1110z 13 dwt)

    Accession Number

    41.224a-b

    Medium or Technique

    Silver, jade

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  • Spoon

    England (Exeter)
    1710–11
    Marked by Edward Sweet

    Object Place: Europe, Exeter, England

    Description

    The spoon has a deep oval bowl, a beaded rat tail, and a flattened stem with a trefid terminus. The bowl and stem are forged from a single piece.

    Inscription

    Pricked on back of stem "I.B / M . S / 1710".

    Markings

    On back of stem, maker's mark SW (Jackson,1989, p.292); Britannia; lion's head erased; Castle; date letter K

    Provenance

    Bequest of Dr. George L. Walton to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 10, 1941)

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Dr. George L. Walton

    Details

    Dimensions

    W. 4.8 cm x L. 20.9 cm (1 7/8 x 8 1/4 in.); Weight: 51 gm (1 oz 13 dwt)

    Accession Number

    41.227

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Tongs

    English (London)
    about 1775
    Possibly by James Harmer (only mark entered 1761)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The tongs are formed from two shaped, fabricated pieces joined with a sprung end. The edges are engraved with a feather edge, and the grippers are in the shape of acorns.

    Markings

    On inside of one tong, lion passant; maker's mark IH (similar to Grimwade 1374) (repeated on inside of other tong), (struck twice).

    Provenance

    Lent by Hollis French, February 2, 1915. Gift of Hollis French to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 10, 1940)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Hollis French

    Details

    Dimensions

    W. 4.6 cm x L. 14.2 cm (1 13/16 x 5 9/16 in.); Weight 34 gm (1 oz)

    Accession Number

    40.601

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Salver

    English (London)
    1718–19
    Marked by David Willaume I (British, 1658–about 1741)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The salver is circular with a heavy gadrooned edge. It is formed of sheet, with the rim, cast in sections, applied. Three cast shaped feet, a later addition, are riveted to the edge. The underside of the salver has a cut-card pattern radiating from a screw, which is used to join a gadrooned trumpet foot to the salver. The surface has been heavily buffed in the plain area around the engraving. Slight texture and color to the engraved area suggest that the salver might once have been gilt.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on center of salver, the arms of Bowes of Streatlam quartering Trayne, Delahay, Conyers, Aske or Blakiston. INSCRIPTIONS: engraved on underside, 84-13.

    Markings

    On underside, maker's mark WI (Grimwade 3192); Britannia; lion's head erased (repeated on foot); date letter C (

    Provenance

    Purchased from Tiffany & Co., New York, by Theodora Wilbour, June 24, 1940. Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: October 10, 1940)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    Diam. salver 37.5 (14 3/4 in.); H. 7.9 cm (3 1/8 in.); Diam. foot 11.4 cm (4 1/2 in.); Weight 82 oz. 7 dwt.

    Accession Number

    40.545a

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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    Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241)

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  • Bottle Ticket

    Caster Label "Soy"

    English (London)
    1790
    Marked by John Robins (free 1771, died in 1831)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    Each ticket is slightly curved oval piece of sheet, pierced with two holes so that it can hang from the plain chain. A bright-cut border defines the edge.

    Inscription

    Engraved on front of label, "SOY".

    Markings

    On back each, maker's mark IR (Grimwade 3678); lion passant;

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: April 11, 1940)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 1.7 cm (11/16 in.); L. 2.7 cm (1 1/16 in.) Weight: 5.8 gm (2 dwt)

    Accession Number

    40.196

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Bottle Ticket

    Caster Label " Tarragon"

    English (London)
    1790
    Marked by John Robins (free 1771, died in 1831)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    Each ticket is a slightly curved oval piece of sheet, pierced with two holes so that it can hang from the plain chain. A bright-cut border defines the edge.

    Inscription

    Engraved on front of label, "TARRAGON".

    Markings

    On back each, maker's mark IR (Grimwade 3678); sovereign's head; lion passant;

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: April 11, 1940)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 1.7 cm (11/16 in.); L. 2.7 cm (1 1/16 in.) Weight: 5.7 gm (4 dwt)

    Accession Number

    40.197

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Bottle Ticket

    Caster Label "Walnut"

    English (London)
    1790
    Marked by John Robins (free 1771, died in 1831)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    Each ticket is a slightly curved oval piece of sheet, pierced with two holes so that it can hang from the plain chain. A bright-cut border defines the edge.

    Inscription

    Engraved on front of label, "WALNUT".

    Markings

    On back each, maker's mark IR (Grimwade 3678); sovereign's head; lion passant;

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: April 11, 1940)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 1.7 cm (11/16 in.); L. 2.8 cm (1 1/8 in.); Weight: 2.8 gm (2 dwt)

    Accession Number

    40.198

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Tobacco Box with Cover

    English (London)
    1718–19
    Marked by Edward Cornock (English, first mark entered 1707)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The flat oval box has a removable cover. Around the base and the edge of the cover is a chased molded ridge. Each piece is formed of sheet. The base may have had previous engraving removed, since the silver is thin and slighlty uneven.

    Inscription

    INSCRIPTIONS: engraved in scrolled foliate cartouche, cypher, possibly SAM/WELG. engraved on bottom of box, Benjin. Pickman 1780. engraved on underside of lid, I * B / 1719.

    Markings

    On rim of base, maker's mark CO (Grimwade 390a)(repeated on inside cover); Britannia; lion's head erased (repeated on inside cover); date letter C

    Provenance

    According to tradition, Benjamin Pickman II (1740-1819) who married Mary, daughter of Bezaleel Toppan, to their son Benjamin III (1763-1843) who married Anstiss Derby (1769-1836), to their daughter Anstiss Derby Pickman (1793-1836) who married John W. Rogers (1787-1872), to their daughter Martha Pickman Rogers (1829-1905) who married John Amory Codman (1824-1886), to their daughter Martha Catherine (1858-1948) who married Maxim Karolik (1893-1963), The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts. (Accession Date: January 12, 1939)

    Credit Line

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

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 2.5 cm x W. 7.6 cm x D. 9.8 cm (1 x 3 x 3 7/8 in.); Weight: 110.6 gm (3 oz 11 dwt)

    Accession Number

    39.183a-b

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Snuff Box

    English (London)
    1778–79
    Possibly by James Perry (first mark entered 1763)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The elliptical box, assembled from sheet, has straight sides and a flat cover with a hidden hinge. The edges of the sides and cover are ornamented with a pounched border, and the center of the cover has an oval cartouche containing the engraved monogram.

    Inscription

    Engraved on cover, HC in monogram, for Hannah Cartwright.

    Markings

    On inside of case, maker's mark IP(Grimwade 1582)(repated on underside of cover); leopard's head crowned; lion passant (repated on underside of cover); date letter c

    Provenance

    Hannah Beasley Cartwright, of Albany, to her daughter Elizabeth Robinson, by descent to her grandson, Henry Codman, to his granddaughter, Martha C. Codman (1858-1948), The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts. (Accession Date: January 19, 1939)

    Credit Line

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

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 2.1 cm x W. 8.8 cm x D. 4 cm (13/16 x 3 7/16 x 1 9/16 in.); Weight: 62.4 gm (2 oz)

    Accession Number

    39.182

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Salt Spoon

    probably English (London)
    about 1760
    Artist Unidentified artist

    Object Place: Europe, England

    Description

    Each forged spoon has a plain upturned terminus and a shovel-shaped bowl with rippled sides.

    Markings

    On stem of each, illegible.

    Provenance

    Crichton Brothers, Inc., New York, purchased by Frank Brewer Bemis, May 1, 1918, Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1935)

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis

    Details

    Dimensions

    W. 1.7 cm x L. 9 cm (11/16 x 3 9/16 in.); Weight: 8.5 gm (2 dwt)

    Accession Number

    35.1629

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Apostle Spoon

    English (London)
    1934–35
    Marked by Lionel Alfred Crichton

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The forged spoon has a fig-shaped bowl, a tapering hexagonal stem, and a cast finial depicting the bishop - Saint Nicholas standing behind two boys emerging from a tub.

    Inscription

    Engraved on front of handle, "SYNT . NYCOLAS . PRAY . FOR . VS ."

    Markings

    On back of handle, maker's mark LAC (Culme 10620-10647);date letter t; leopard's head; lion passant; sovereign's head

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 5, 1936)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    W. 5.1 cm x L. 18.5 cm (2 x 7 5/16 in.); Weight: 90.7 gm (2 oz 18 dwt)

    Accession Number

    36.154

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Candlestick

    English (London)
    1704–05
    Marked by John Barnard (I) (free 1685)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    Each candlestick has a stepped square base with cut corners and a molded profile. The base is cast in one piece, with a notched wire applied to the edge of the foot and a molded wire applied around the base of the stem. The baluster stem is octagonal, with a faceted knop rising to a flaring octagonal midsection and an octagonal, vase-shaped nozzle. The stem and nozzle are cast in two pieces, seamed vertically.

    Markings

    On underside, maker's mark Ba (Grimwade 112); date letter j; lion's head erased; Britannia.

    Provenance

    Walter H. Willson, Ltd., London, purchased by Theodora Wilbour, October 6, 1937, Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: November 10, 1937)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 18.6 cm x W. 11.6 cm x D. 11.4 cm (7 5/16 x 4 9/16 x 4 1/2 in.); Weight: 541.5 gm (17 oz 8 dwt)

    Accession Number

    37.1166

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Candlestick

    English (London)
    1704–05
    Marked by John Barnard (I) (free 1685)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    Each candlestick has a stepped square base with cut corners and a molded profile. The base is cast in one piece, with a notched wire applied to the edge of the foot and a molded wire applied around the base of the stem. The baluster stem is octagonal, with a faceted knop rising to a flaring octagonal midsection and an octagonal, vase-shaped nozzle. The stem and nozzle are cast in two pieces, seamed vertically.

    Markings

    On underside maker's mark Ba (Grimwade 112); date letter j; Britannia; lion's head erased.

    Provenance

    Walter H. Willson, Ltd., London, purchased by Theodora Wilbour, October 6, 1937, Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: November 10, 1937)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 18.8 cm x W. 11.5 cm x D. 11.4 cm (7 3/8 x 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.); Weight: 541.6 gm (16 oz 15 dwt)

    Accession Number

    37.1167

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Salt Spoon

    probably English (London)
    about 1760
    Artist Unidentified artist

    Object Place: Europe, England

    Description

    Each forged spoon has a plain upturned terminus and a shovel-shaped bowl with rippled sides.

    Markings

    On stem of each, illegible.

    Provenance

    Crichton Brothers, Inc., New York, purchased by Frank Brewer Bemis, May 1, 1918, Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1935)

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis

    Details

    Dimensions

    W. 1.7 cm x L. 8.9 cm (11/16 x 3 1/2 in.); Weight: 8.5 gm (2 dwt)

    Accession Number

    35.1628

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Coffeepot

    English (London)
    1735–36
    Marked by Gabriel Sleath (1674–1756)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The tapering cylindrical pot is formed from sheet, seamed behind the handle. The inset base has an applied molded rim. The curved spout, cast in two vertical halves, has a bell-shaped drop. The ivory handle, presumably a replacement for the original, is mounted on cast scrolled sockets opposite the spout. The hinged, domed cover, which is cast, has a baluster finial. The surface has been highly polished.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on side, the arms of Polhill impaling Shelley, for Charles Polhill who married (about 1760) Tryphena, fifth and youngest daughter of Sir John Shelley fourth Baronet of Michaelgrove, co. Sussex. INSCRIPTIONS: engraved onnderside "18=14".

    Markings

    On underside, maker's mark GS (Grimwade 890) (repeated on underside of cover); leopard's head crowned; date letter V; lion passant (repeated on underside of cover).

    Provenance

    Arthur S. Vernay, Inc., New York, purchased by Frank Brewer Bemis, December 1, 1919, Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1935)

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 19.3 cm x W. 18.7 cm x D. 9.6 cm (7 5/8 x 7 3/8 x 3 3/4in.); Weight: 589.7gm (18 oz 19 dwt)

    Accession Number

    35.1626

    Medium or Technique

    Silver, ivory

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  • Kitchen Pepper

    English (London)
    1725–26
    Possibly by William Fleming (free 1695)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The cylindrical dredger is formed from sheet with an inset base and a molded fabricated foot. An ear-shaped handle, formed from flat, molded wire, is applied to one side. The removable domed cover, formed from sheet with a molded wire rim, is pierced with plain small holes in a geometric pattern.

    Markings

    On underside, maker's mark FL (similar to Grimwade 694)(repeated on underside of cover); Britannia; lion's head erased; date letter K

    Provenance

    Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1935).

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis

    Details

    Dimensions

    H.8.2 cm (3 1/4 in.); Weight: 82.2 gm (2 oz 13 dwt)

    Accession Number

    35.1618a-b

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Tumbler

    English (London)
    between 1732–39
    Marked by Paul de Lamerie (Dutch (active in England) 1688–1751)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The cups, raised from sheet, have straight sides and rounded bases.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on side of each, the crest of Graham, probably for James Graham, third Duke of Montrose. INSCRIPTIONS: engraved on other side of each, a double cipher of the initials LR.

    Markings

    On underside of each, maker's mark PL (Grimwade 2203).

    Provenance

    Crichton Brothers, New York; September 29, 1930, purchased by Frank Brewer Bemis; Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1935).

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis

    Details

    Dimensions

    Height: 6.9cm (2 11/16in.) Diameter: 8.9cm (3 1/2in.)

    Accession Number

    35.1619

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    Silver

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  • Tumbler

    English (London)
    between 1732–39
    Marked by Paul de Lamerie (Dutch (active in England) 1688–1751)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The cups, raised from sheet, have straight sides and rounded bases.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on side of each, the crest of Graham, probably for James Graham, third Duke of Montrose. INSCRIPTIONS: engraved on other side of each, a double cipher of the initials LR.

    Markings

    On underside of each, maker's mark PL (Grimwade 2203).

    Provenance

    Crichton Brothers, New York, purchased by Frank Brewer Bemis, September 29, 1930, Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1935)

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis

    Details

    Dimensions

    Height: 7 x 8.9 cm (2 3/4 in.) Diameter: 8.9 cm (3 1/2 in.) Weight:164.4 gm (5 oz and 6 dwt)

    Accession Number

    35.1620

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Kitchen Pepper

    English (London)
    1713–14
    Marked by William Fleming (free 1695)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The cylindrical body rests on a molded, stepped foot. Applied to the side of the body is an ear-shaped handle. The detachable, molded, domed lid is pierced in its center and in a ring of the molding.

    Inscription

    Engraved on underside, ".M.P."

    Markings

    On underside, maker's mark FL (Grimwade 694) (repeated on underside of cover); Britannia; lion's head erased (repeated on underside of cover); date letter "s"

    Provenance

    Walter H. Willson, Ltd., London, purchased by Theodora Wilbour, October 6, 1937, Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlote Beebe Wilbour. (Accession Date: November 17, 1937)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: Height: 7.3 cm (2 7/8 in.); Width: 6.4 cm (2 1/2 in.); Weight: 62.5 gm (2 oz 2 dwt)

    Accession Number

    37.1168a-b

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Caster

    English (London)
    1721–22
    Marked by Isaac Liger (free 1704–died possibly in 1730)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The pear-shaped body rests on a cast domed foot. The body is formed of two raised sections, joined horizontally. Around the base are applied ribs of ninepin form, and at the middle of the plain neck is an applied molded wire band. The high domed cover has a cast gadrooned flange and is assembled from six cast vertical panels with a complex pierced pattern and molded ribs between. It is surmounted by a baluster finial.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on body, an unidentified coat of arms and motto:(Quarterly 1 & 4, sable a cross engrailed and in sinister chief a rose, 2 & 3, a fess gules between a demilion rampant in chief and three mullets in base; motto: Nil Volentibus Arduum.

    Markings

    On underside, maker's mark LI (Grimwade1931) (repeated on bezel of cover); date letter F; Britannia; lion's head erased (repeated on bezel of cover)

    Provenance

    Walter H. Willson, Ltd., London, purchased by Theodora Wilbour, October 6, 1937, Anonymous Gift in Memory of Charlote Beebe Wilbour to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 17, 1937)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 17.7 cm (6 15/16 in.); Weight: 357.2 gm (11 oz 10 dwt)

    Accession Number

    37.1170a-b

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Scroll Salt

    English (London)
    1656–57
    Marked by AD

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The body of the salt is spool shaped; the diameter of the upper section is slightly smaller than that of the lower section. The receptacle for salt is a rounded well set into the top of the spool, On the edge of the rim are three brackets with scrolling volutes. The body of the salt formed from a single sheet, seamed vertically into a cylinder, and hammered into the spool shape. The rim of the base is strengthened the addition of a wire. The top of the salt is formed from a single sheet. The scrolls are cast.

    Inscription

    Pounced on flange between scrolls, MK

    Markings

    In center of well, lion passant (repeated on underside of base and on each scroll); leopard's head crowned; date letter t; maker's mark AD conjoined a pellet above a crescent below in a shaped shield (Jackson, 1921, p. 125; rev. ed. 1989, p. 123)

    Provenance

    Samuel Montagu (Lord Swaythling), sold Christie, Manson & Woods, London, May 6, 1924, lot 87, purchased by Crichton Brothers, London; Walter H. Willson, Ltd., purchased by Theodora Wilbour, 1938, Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: January 12, 1939)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 12.7 cm (5 in.); Diameter (of base) 15.7 cm (6 3/16 in.); Weight 431 gm (13 oz 17 dwt)

    Accession Number

    39.19

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Chafing Dish

    English (London)
    1701–02
    Marked by Anthony Nelme

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The dish is supported by three scrolled legs of complex outline, with beading applied to the center ridge. They are cast in two pieces and seamed vertically. The body of the dish is hemispherical, with a pierced and gadrooned fitting to contain the lamp at the center of the base. It is raised from heavy sheet, with applied cut-card work in an arcaded pattern on the underside. In several areas the surface is unevenly adhered. The upper rim is a separate seamed section with an applied wire rim, pierced with an arcade pattern. The gadrooned fitting for the lamp protrudes below the dish with a finial on its underside and a band of circular piercing connecting to the dish. The circular lamp with a cylindrical base has a gadrooned rim. It has a flat cover with deep bezel, wire rim, and cut-card decoration around a molded hole; a screw with a scallop collar fits in the hole. The scrolled cast triangular frame is suspended across the dish from the three scrolled legs.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on cover of burner and on rim of body, the arms and crest of Grenville impaling Temple, possibly for Richard grenville of Wotton, co. buckinghamshire (d. 1719), who married Eleanor, daughter of Sir Peter Temple of Stanton Barry, co. Buckinhamshire.

    Markings

    On rim between piercings, maker's mark Ne (repeated on base of burner); Britannia; lion's head erased; date letter f

    Provenance

    Tiffany & Co., New York, purchased by Theodora Wilbour, January 5, 1939, Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: January 12, 1939)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 12.8 cm x 22.6 cm (5 1/16 x 8 7/8 in.); Weight: 1,757.7 gm (56oz 10 dwt)

    Accession Number

    39.20a-d

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Cruet Set

    English (London)
    1747–48
    Marked by Samuel Wood (about 1704–1794)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The cruet set is composed of a frame that holds a large silver caster, two smaller casters, and two faceted glass bottles with removable silver stoppers. The base of the frame, formed from sheet and strengthened on the underside with five wire rings, rests on four scrolled legs with shell feet. Above is a series of five molded rings, with two smaller rings to hold the bottle stoppers. At the center is a cast baluster stem with scrolled handle, threaded through the flat base. A cast cartouche, engraved and chased, is applied to the front of the frame. The three silver casters are pear-shaped, resting on a cast molded foot. The lower section of the caster body is raised and joined at the midsection to a seamed upper half. The removable denied covers are raised, pierced, and engraved, with an applied wire flange. The pattern of the piercing is divided into vertical panels containing diaper-work and symmetrical scrolls. On the two smaller casters alternating panels have been made blind by the addition on the interior of silver sheet. The bottles are of faceted glass with a straight-sided lower half, tapering to a slender neck. They have cylindrical stoppers made from seamed sheet and a cast domed top.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved in cartouche on stand and in cartouches on each of the three casters, the arms of Wheelwright impaling Apthorp, for Nathaniel Wheelwright (1721-1765) who married Ann , daughter of Charles Apthorp of Boston. On covers of cruet bottles, an unidentified crest (a wolf's head). INSCRIPTIONS: scratched on underside ofstand, oz / 35-2. "Mark b Young". scratched under base of each caster, 38 " 10 " 0.

    Markings

    On underside of the stand and on underside of each caster, maker's mark SW (Grimwade 2666) (repeated on bezel of each cover and on handle); lion passant (repeated on bezel of each cover and on handle); leopard's head crowned; date letter m

    Provenance

    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Maxim Karolik to the MFA for The M. and M. Maxim Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts. (Accession Date: January 19, 1939)

    Credit Line

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

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 18.2 cm x W. 21.6 cm x D. 21.2 cm (7 3/16 x 8 1/2 x 8 3/8 in.); Weight: 2,480.6 gm (79 oz 15 dwt)

    Accession Number

    39.83.1-6a-b

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    Silver

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  • Tea service

    London, England
    1800–01
    Marked by Richard Cooke (only mark entered 1799)

    Description

    Seven-piece tea service consisting of Elliptical Teapot and Tray, Oval Teapot and Tray, Tea Canister, Suger Bowl, Waste Bowl, Cream Jug, and a set of 12 Teaspoons.

    Provenance

    Elizabeth Derby West (1762-1814); by descent to her granddaughter, Louisa Lander; Purchased by her cousin Martha Codman Karolik (1858–1948); Gift of Martha C. Karolik, The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts. (Accession Date: December 29, 1938)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Martha C. Karolik, The M. and M. Karolik Collection of 18th century American Arts

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall (Teapot): 17.5 x 29.3 x 12.1 cm (6 7/8 x 11 9/16 x 4 3/4 in.) Overall (Tray): 1.7 x 12.4 x 16 cm (11/16 x 4 7/8 x 6 5/16 in.) Overall (Teapot, second): 15.2 x 26.2 x 11.4 cm (6 x 10 5/16 x 4 1/2 in.) Overall (Tray, second): 1.7 x 14.9 x 11.4 cm (11/16 x 5 7/8 x 4 1/2 in.) Overall (Tea Canister): 17.6 x 15.4 x 12.1 cm (6 15/16 x 6 1/16 x 4 3/4 in.) Overall (Sugar Bowl): 11.3 x 16.4 x 10 cm (4 7/16 x 6 7/16 x 3 15/16 in.) Overall (Waste Bowl): 10 x 15.2 cm (3 15/16 x 6 in.) Overall (Cream Jug): 11.2 x 13.5 x 7.6 cm (4 7/16 x 5 5/16 x 3 in.)

    Accession Number

    38.1831-1837

    Medium or Technique

    Silver, parcel gilt, and ebonized wood

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  • Seal-Top Spoon

    English (London)
    1616–17
    Marked by James Cluatt

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The spoon has a fig-shaped bowl and a tapering hexagonal stem. The baluster support with gadrooned lobe is surmounted by a circular seal. The finial is gilt. The bowl and stem of the spoon are forged from a single piece. The seal and chased baluster support are cast and applied.

    Inscription

    Pricked on top of seal, HB over 1617

    Markings

    In bowl, leopard's head crowned; on back of stem near bowl, maker's mark C enclosing I in a plain shield (Kent, 1981, p. 25); lion passant; date letter T

    Provenance

    Tiffany & Co., London, 1938; Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: December 8, 1938)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    L. 16.19 cm (6 3/8 in.); W. of bowl 4.6 cm (1 13/16 in.); Weight 39.7 gm (1 oz 6 dwt)

    Accession Number

    38.1751

    Medium or Technique

    Silver, parcel gilt

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  • Covered Vase

    English (London)
    Marked 1667–68, with later alterations
    Marked by IG

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    Covered vase with matted ground, richly repousse floral ornament (retooled) and a band of acanthus leaves above molded base. Slightly flaring neck (replaced) with matted & chased with water leaves. Domed cover with acanthus repousse, and finial in the form of a pomegranate.

    Markings

    Inside rim of vase, IG a srescent below in a heart-shaped shield (Jackson, 1921, p. 129; rev. ed. 1989, p. 126); leopard's head crowned (repeated inside cover); lion passant (repeated on flange of cover); date letter K

    Provenance

    Walter H. WIllson, Ltd., London, purchased by Theodora Wilbour, 1938; Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: September 8, 1938)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 32 cm (12 5/8 in.); Diameter 19.2 cm (7 9/16 in.); Weight 1,204 gm (41 oz 18 dwt)

    Accession Number

    38.983

    Medium or Technique

    Silver gilt

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  • Sugar Tongs

    English (London)
    about 1723
    Marked by John Gibbons

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The tongs are formed of two parallel fabricated balusters with shovel-shaped ends joined to a lobed spring-activated terminus with a baluster end formed of cast components.

    Markings

    Inside tongs, maker's mark IG, (Grimwade 1321). lion passant.

    Provenance

    Walter H. Willson, Ltd., London, purchased by Theodora Wilbour, August, 1938, Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlote Beebe Wilbour. (Accession Date: September 8, 1938)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 13 cm (5 1/8 in.); W. 3.4 cm (1 5/16 in.); Weight: 19.8 gm (13 dwt)

    Accession Number

    38.984

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Cruet Stand

    English (London)
    1745–46
    Marked by Samuel Wood (about 1704–1794)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The cruet set consists of a large caster, a pair of smaller casters, and two faceted glass bottles that rest in cinquefoil frame. The base of the frame is formed from sheet, with wire circles applied to the underside of the base outlining the compartment for each caster. It rests on four cast scrolled legs with shell feet. A framed of five molded rings above contains the bottles, with two smaller rings to hold the stoppers. At the front, attached to the base and the open frame, is a cartouche, formed from cut sheet and engraved with foliage, scrolls and the arms of Faneuil. A tall cast handle with baluster stem and scrolled handle is threaded through the center of the frame. The caster are pear-shaped, resting on a spreading foot. Each is form from two pieces of sheet, the lower section raised, the upper section seamed, and the join covered with a molding wire. The removable covers are raised, pierced and engraved, with an interior bezel formed of sheet. The covers are surmounted by cast balusters. The faceted cut-glass cruet bottles have silver domed covers. The casters and the base have been extensively repaired and polished, and the shield bearing the arms appears to be a restoration.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved in cartouche on stand, and in all three casters, the arms of Faneuil. engraved on the silver cruet caps, the crest of Faneuil.

    Markings

    On underside of stand and on underside of each caster, maker's mark SW (repeated on handle of stand, bezel of large caster top, and bezel of one small caster cover);date letter k; lion passant; (repeated on handle of stand, bezel of large caster top, and bezel of one small caster cover) leopard's head crowned;

    Provenance

    According to tradition, owned by Benjamin Faneuil (1702-1785), by descent to his great-grandson Dr. George Bethune who sold it at a family sale (about 1890), purchased by Dr. Faneuil D. Weisse, by descent to his son, Dr. Faneuil S. Weisse, Gift of Faneuil Suydam Weisse and Henry Bethune Weisse to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 10, 1938)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Faneuil Suydam Weisse and Henry Bethune Weiss, descendants of Benjamin Faneuil and his wife Mary Cutler

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 20.6 cm (8 1/8 in.); W. 17.1 cm (6 3/4 in.); D. 17 cm (6 11/16 in); Weight: 1,111.3 gm (35 oz 15 dwt)

    Accession Number

    38.1651.1-6a-b

    Medium or Technique

    Silver, glass

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  • Tablespoon

    English (London)
    1723–24
    Marked by Andrew Archer

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The spoon is forged from a single piece of silver and has a deep oval bowl, a rat tail, a flattened stem, and a ridged Hanoverian terminus.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on the back of stem, the crest of Lewes. INSCRIPTIONS: engraved on back of bowl, "John Goostrey Old Devil Temple Barr".

    Markings

    On the back of stem, maker's mark A (Grimwade 1); lion passant; ; date letter H; leopard's head crowned.

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933).

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    W. 4.2 cm x L. 20.2 cm (1 5/8 x 7 15/16 in.); Weight: 59. 5 gm (1oz 18 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.230

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Mote Spoon

    English (London)
    1703–04
    Marked by possibly L

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The spoon has an oval bowl that is pierced overall with heart-shaped openings in a geometric pattern. The slender stem tapers to a point. The spoon is forged from a single piece.

    Markings

    On inside of bowl, maker's possibly L; Britannia; lion's head erased; date letter h

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933).

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    W. 2.1 cm x L. 11.5 cm (13/16 x 4 1/2 in.); Weight: 5.7 gm (2 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.217

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Plate

    English (London)
    1755–56
    Marked by Peter Archambo II, Marked by Peter Meure (free 1739)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    Each shaped circular plate has a broad rim with cast gadrooned borders.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on rim, the arms and crests of Curzon with Hanmer in pretence, for Asheton Curzon, (1729-1820) who married Ester Hanmer, (d. 1764), daughter of William Hammer, Esq., of Hammer Bettisfield and of Iscoyd, co. Flint. INSCRIPTIONS:engraved on underside, No 47/18-3

    Markings

    On underside of each rim, date letter u; leopard's head crowned; lion passant; maker's mark PA with a P above and an M below (Grimwade 2129)

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 1.9 cm (3/4 in.); Diameter 24.2 cm (9 1/2 in.); Weight: 518.8 gm (16 oz 13 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.159

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Meat Dish

    English (London)
    1754–55
    Marked by Magdalen Feline (mark entered 1753)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The raised oval dish has a broad rim and a shaped edge with an applied, cast gadrooned border.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on rim, the arms of Trotter impaling Gordon for Sir Coutts Trotter of Westvile, co. Lincolnshire, who married in 1802 Margaret daugther of Alexander Gordon, lord Rockville INSCRIPTIONS: engraved on underside, No.10 / 60"9".

    Markings

    Under rim, leopard's head crowned; date letter t; maker's mark MF; lion passant.

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 3 cm x W. 41.7 cm x D. 31.3 cm (1 3/16 x 16 7/16 x 12 5/16 in.); Weight: 1,808.7 gm (58 oz 3 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.158

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Kettle and Stand

    English (London)
    1750–51
    Marked by Henry Brind (free 1742)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The inverted pear-shaped kettle, raised from sheet, rests on a stand. The kettle has a plain, highly polished body. The curved spout, cast in two vertically seamed pieces, has a foliate base. The cover has a hidden hinge and a finial in the form of an inverted acorn. Two cast scallop shells support the hinged scrolled handle. The handle is cast and covered in the center with rattan. The stand is supported by three cast scrolled legs with acanthus leaves covering the knees and shell feet. A lamp is held by brackets and has a detachable cover with a crest engraved on it. A pierced apron composed of three panels extends below the rim of the stand. The hinge and upper rim of the kettle have been extensively damaged and repaired.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on the cover of the lamp, an unidentified cresta crest: (a fish's tail erect).

    Markings

    On underside of kettle and underside of lamp, maker's mark HB (Grimwade 950); leopard's head crowned; lion passant; date letter p.

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 37.6 cm x W. 24.3 cm x D. 37.6 cm (14 13/16 x 9 9/16 x 14 13/16 in.); Weight:2,024.2 gm (65 oz 1 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.153

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Plate

    English (London)
    1755–56
    Marked by Peter Archambo II, Marked by Peter Meure (free 1739)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    Each shaped circular plate has a broad rim with cast gadrooned borders.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on rim, the arms and crests of Curzon with Hanmer in pretence, for Asheton Curzon, (1729-1820) who married Ester Hanmer, (d. 1764), daughter of William Hammer, Esq., of Hammer Bettisfield and of Iscoyd, co. Flint. INSCRIPTIONS:engraved on underside, No 23/17-17

    Markings

    On underside of each rim, date letter u; leopard's head crowned; lion passant; maker's mark PA with a P above and an M below (Grimwade 2129)

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 2 cm (13/16 in.); Diam: 24.2 cm (9 1/2 in.); Weight: 501.8 gm (16 oz 3 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.160

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Cruet Stand

    English (London)
    1760–61
    Possibly by John Delmestre (apprenticed 1717)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The cruet stand rests on a cinquefoil base formed from sheet that stands on five claw-and-ball feet. Ten cut-glass bottles and casters, each with a silver cover, are contained in short cylinders of various sizes, pierced with trellis design and with gadrooned edges. The cylinders, formed from seamed, pierced sheet, are fitted with eyes that extend through the base and are secured with small hooks. From the center of the stand rises a baluster stem surmounted by a shaped handle. The handle has been torn and bent.

    Inscription

    Engraved on bottle covers, Tarragon, Pepper, Elder, Soy, Cheroque, scratched on underside of base, 13090.

    Markings

    On underside of stand, maker's mark ID (Grimwade 3630)(repeated on each pierced cylindar); date letter E; lion passant (repeated on each pierced cylindar); leopard's head crowned.

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 17.7 cm (6 15/16 in.); Diameter of frame: 17.5 cm (6 7/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    33.172.1-11a-b

    Medium or Technique

    Silver, glass

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  • Tea Canister

    English (London)
    1768–69
    Marked by Pierre Gillois (first mark entered 1754)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The rectangular canister has a bombé body with two vertical panels on each side and ribbed corners. The lower part of the body is chased with a foliate pattern, flowing into the four scroll foliate feet. The body is assembled from five pieces of chased sheet, seamed on the corners, with a molded wire applied to the rim. The rectangular domed cover, raised from sheet and chased, has a gadrooned edge, eight undulating panels that correspond to the panels on the body, and is surmounted by a cast berry finial.

    Inscription

    Scratched on underside twice, No 9.

    Markings

    On underside, date letter n; leopard's head crowned; lion passant (repeated on bezel of cover); maker's mark PG with an I above (Grimwade, 2182).

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933).

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 14.9 cm x W. 10.3 cm x D. 9.2 cm (5 7/8 x 4 1/16 x 3 5/8 in.); Weight: 323.2 gm (10 oz 8 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.174a-b

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Teapot

    English (London)
    1765–66
    Marked by William Grundy (first mark entered 1743)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The inverted pear-shaped body is raised and rests on a splayed, molded foot. The ear-shaped wooden scrolled handle is mounted on cast ornament sockets. The curved, fluted spout has acanthus leaves at the tip and along the underside, and a scalloped base with a drop. It is cast in two pieces and seamed vertically. The domed, hinge cover is mounted on a hidden hinge. The cover is surmounted by a baluster gadrooned finial. The bright finish of the surface was probably a result of a large repair to the body near the spout, where a bruise was removed. The cover, which bears a different mark, was also probably repaired, as was the foot.

    Inscription

    Engraved inside foot, P*D / to / R*D 19=13.

    Markings

    On underside of foot, maker's mark WG (similar to Grimwade 3147)(repeated inside cover); lion passant (repeated inside cover); leopard's head crowned; date letter k. Inside cover, maker's mark WG (possibly Grimwade 3418).

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933).

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 17.5 cm x W. 23.5 cm x D. 12.6 cm (6 7/8 x 9 1/4 x 4 15/16 in.); Weight: 589.7 gm (18 oz 19 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.173

    Medium or Technique

    Silver; wood

    Not On View

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  • Candlestick

    English (London)
    1743–44
    Marked by George Wickes (free 1720)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The candlesticks have a square base with rounded corners, incurved sides with leaf ornaments, and a complex molded profile. The base is cast in a single heavy piece, and the stem is cast in two pieces, seamed vertically. The baluster stem has a flattened knop rising to a flared octagonal midsection with leaf ornament at the top of the shoulder. The vase-shaped nozzle is surmounted by a detachable waxpan with a fluted border. The waxpans are fabricated from cut sheet, with applied wire moldings. The present crests are engraved over earlier engraving.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on each base and waxpan, an unidentified crest, (out of a ducal coronet an elephant's head), apparently later, replacing previous engraving. INSCRIPTIONS: engraved on underside, No. 4, 18=12; on bezel of waxpan, No. 1

    Markings

    One mark under corner of each base, maker's mark GW (similar to Grimwade 927); lion passant; leopard's head crowned; date letter h.

    Provenance

    1933, anonymous gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 20.6 cm x W. 11.8 cm x D.11.8 cm (8 1/8 x 4 5/8 x 4 5/8 in.); Weight: 581.2 gm (18 oz 14 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.146

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Candlestick

    English (London)
    1743–44
    Marked by George Wickes (free 1720)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The candlesticks have a square base with rounded corners, incurved sides with leaf ornaments, and a complex molded profile. The base is cast in a single heavy piece, and the stem is cast in two pieces, seamed vertically. The baluster stem has a flattened knop rising to a flared octagonal midsection with leaf ornament at the top of the shoulder. The vase-shaped nozzle is surmounted by a detachable waxpan with a fluted border. The waxpans are fabricated from cut sheet, with applied wire moldings. The present crests are engraved over earlier engraving.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on each base and waxpan, an unidentified crest, (out of a ducal coronet an elephant's head), apparently later, replacing previous engraving. INSCRIPTIONS: engraved on underside, No. 2, 19=2; on the bezel of waxpan , No2.

    Markings

    One mark under corner of each base, maker's mark GW (similar to Grimwade 927); lion passant; leopard's head crowned; date letter h.

    Provenance

    1933, anonymous gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 21 cm (8 1/4 in.); W. 11.6 cm (4 9/16 in.); D. 11.7 cm (4 5/8 in.); Weight: 581.2 gm (18 oz 14 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.144

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Ecuelle

    English (London)
    1729–30
    Marked by Thomas Farren (free 1707, died in 1743)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The shallow bowl of circular form, raised from sheet, has two flat cast handles of geometric openwork design. The raised domed cover has an applied gadrooned rim and a cut-card foliate pattern radiating from the center, where a cast gadrooned finial is placed.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on both handles, crest of Fellowes (GG--an earlier one hasbeen erased, this prob late 18th, early 19th). INSCRIPTIONS: on bottom, later engraving,"R Ford to JR" SCRATCHES: on bottom, 30=16; 15=4 (with an X across it). One handle, No48=29-19. Under lid, No48=29-19; 15-8-1/2.

    Markings

    On underside, maker's mark TF(Grimwade 2749); leopard's head crowned; date letter O; lion passant (repeated on underside of one handle).

    Provenance

    Sold Christie's, London, May 21, 1930, lot 83; Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 9.7 cm x W. 29.9 cm x D. 18.2 cm (3 13/16 x 11 3/4 x 7 3/16 in.);Weight: 927 gm (29 oz 16 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.128

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Kettle and Stand

    English (London)
    1728–29
    Marked by Gabriel Sleath (1674–1756)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The plain, octagonal, globural body, raised from sheet, sits on an octagonal open stand and is held in place by two removable pins on chains. Its faceted spout is formed from two vertically seamed halves and has a scalloped base and a molded leaf at its tip. The cover has a raised hinge on one side and sits flush with the rim of the kettle. A wooden finial is mounted on a hexagonal base and secured with a silver nut and bolt. This shaped bail handle, cast and covered in rattan, has lobed mounts securing the hinges to the body of the kettle. The stand, assembled from cast components, rests on four double-scrolled legs with cushion feet. They hold betweeen them a faceted octagonal lamp with a molded midsection, a raised thimble-shaped liner, and a flat, octagonal cover.

    Inscription

    Markings

    On underside of kettle and underside of lamp, maker's mark GS (Grimwade 890); date letter N(repeated on frame); leopard's head crowned(repeated on frame);lion passant (repeated inside cover and on cover of lamp).

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 37.6 cm x W. 27.6 cm x D. 20.2 cm (14 13/16 x 10 7/8 x 7 15/16 in.); Weight: 3,132.7gm (100 oz 14 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.127a-d

    Medium or Technique

    Silver, rattan, wood

    On View

    Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241)

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  • Kitchen Pepper

    Pair of Dredgers

    English (London)
    1729–30
    Marked by Augustine Courtauld (1686–1751)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    Each octagonal tapering body rests on molded stepped foot. The paneled sides of the caster are formed from heavy seamed sheet, joined to the cast lower section with horizontal seam. The flat base is inset. The octagonal cover rises to a faceted dome, pierced with a fleur-de-lys and surmounted by a small baluster finial. It is formed from sheet, with applied wire at the lower and upper sections. The dome is formed from sheet and is set onto the faceted lower section. It has an applied wire at its rim; the lower section of the cover continues the tapering of the panels of the body. The scrolled handle is formed of molded wire.

    Inscription

    Engraved on each, *C* / G*M; scratched on base: 10566, 1730, No.2;

    Markings

    On underside of each, maker's mark CO (Grimwade 385)(repeated on front panel of cover); lion's head erased; Britannia; date letter O

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 9.2 cm x W. 6.1cm x D. 4.7cm (3 9/16 x 2 3/8 x 1 7/8 in.); Weight: 124.7 gm (4 oz)

    Accession Number

    33.131

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Kitchen Pepper

    Pair of Dredgers

    English (London)
    1729–30
    Marked by Augustine Courtauld (1686–1751)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    Each octagonal tapering body rests on molded stepped foot. The paneled sides of the caster are formed from heavy seamed sheet, joined to the cast lower section with horizontal seam. The flat base is inset. The octagonal cover rises to a faceted dome, pierced with a fleur-de-lys and surmounted by a small baluster finial. It is formed from sheet, with applied wire at the lower and upper sections. The dome is formed from sheet and is set onto the faceted lower section. It has an applied wire at its rim; the lower section of the cover continues the tapering of the panels of the body. The scrolled handle is formed of molded wire.

    Inscription

    Engraved on each, *C* / G*M; scratched on base: 10566, 1730, No.1

    Markings

    On underside of each, maker's mark CO (Grimwade 385)(repeated on front panel of cover); lion's head erased; Britannia; date letter O

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 9.1 cm x W. 6 cm x D. 4.8 cm (3 9/16 x 2 3/8 x 1 7/8 in.); Weight: 121.9 gm (3 oz 18 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.132

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Coffeepot

    English (London)
    1739 or 1740
    Marked by Edward Feline (free 1721)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The raised pear-shaped body rests on a spreading, domed circular foot. The foot is constructed of a cast base joined to a raised midsection. The curved spout, cast in two pieces and seamed vertically, has an acanthus leaf at the tip and a molded drop at the base. A band of engraving encircles the neck of the pot just below the applied wire rim. The double-scrolled wooden handle has faceted mounts, the upper of scrolled foliage and the terminus of scroll form covered by a leaf. The hinged, stepped, domed lid has a baluster finial. The hinge is set into the molding wire.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on one side, the arms of a spinster member of the Hickes family of Shipston-on-Stour, co Worcester; engraved on other side, the crest of the same; engraved on cover an unidentified later crest ( a wyven with wings addorsed) INSCRIPTIONS: on underside: 27=18

    Markings

    On underside, maker's mark EF (Grimwade 587)(repeated inside cover); lion passant (repeated inside cover); leopard's head crowned; date letter d.

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 24.9 cm x W. 20.4 cm x D. 11.2 cm (9 13/16 x 8 1/16 x 4 7/16 in.);Weight: 898.7 gm (28 oz 18 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.142

    Medium or Technique

    Silver, wood

    Not On View

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  • Sugar Bowl

    English (London)
    1730–31
    Possibly by William Fordham (first mark entered 1707)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The covered bowl forms a flattened sphere resting on a raised stepped foot. The body is raised from sheet, with an applied wire rim. The raised cover has a molded wire rim and at the center a circular applied wire that serves as a handle or, when inverted, as a foot.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on side, the coat of arms and crest of Cooke, Gildea Hall, co. essex, and Gloucestershire, with Bruers, Powell, powis, or Sutton in pretence. INSCRIPTIONS: scratched on underside 5505

    Markings

    On underside of bowl and cover, maker's mark WF (Grimwade 3874); lion passant; date letter P; leopard's head crowned.

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 9.7 cm (3 13/16 in.); Diam of cover: 11.1 cm (4 3/8 in.); Weight: 280.7 gm (9 oz)

    Accession Number

    33.133a-b

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Hot Water Jug and Stand

    English (London)
    1768–69
    Marked by Charles Wright (free 1754, died in 1815)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The plain pear-shaped pot has an elongated neck and a short flaring spout decorated with fluting, beading, and a shell. The body is formed from sheet, seamed behind the handle, with an inset base. The ear-shaped handle is mounted directly to the body of the pot and is covered with stitched leather. The high domed cover, raised from sheet, has gadrooned rim and a flame-shaped finial. The plain circular foot of the pot fits into a high stand resting on three splayed, scrolled feet. The rim of the stand, cast from several pieces, is gadrooned, with a pierced apron composed of scrolls and shells. The braces for the legs are soldered to an inverted pear-shaped heater, with detachable cover.

    Inscription

    Scratched on underside of jug and lamp, 5616

    Markings

    On underside of jug and underside of lamp, maker's mark CW (Grimwade 3511); leopard's head crowned; date letter n; lion passant (repeated on bezel of cover).

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933).

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Accession Number

    33.175.2

    Medium or Technique

    Silver, leather

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  • Hot Water Jug and Stand

    English (London)
    1768–69
    Marked by Charles Wright (free 1754, died in 1815)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The plain pear-shaped pot has an elongated neck and a short flaring spout decorated with fluting, beading, and a shell. The body is formed from sheet, seamed behind the handle, with an inset base. The ear-shaped handle is mounted directly to the body of the pot and is covered with stitched leather. The high domed cover, raised from sheet, has a gadrooned rim and a flame-shaped finial. The plain circular foot of the pot fits into a high stand resting on three splayed, scrolled feet. The rim of the stand, cast from several pieces, is gadrooned, with a pierced apron composed of scrolls and shells. The braces for the legs are soldered to an inverted pear-shaped heater, with detachable cover.

    Inscription

    Scratched on underside of jug and lamp, 5616

    Markings

    On underside of jug and underside of lamp, maker's mark CW (Grimwade 3511); leopard's head crowned; date letter n; lion passant (repeated on bezel of cover).

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933).

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 35.1cm x W. 17.4 cm x D. 16 cm (13 13/16 x 6 7/8 x 6 5/16 in.); Weight:1,136.8 gm (36 oz 11 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.175.1

    Medium or Technique

    Silver, leather

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  • Slip-Top Spoon

    English (London)
    about 1650
    Marked by Jeremy Johnson

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The spoon has a fig-shaped bowl and a rectangular stem, cut at an oblique angle at the end. The spoon is forged from a single piece. The surface is deeply scratched and pitted.

    Inscription

    Engraved on slip-top, MG

    Markings

    In bowl, leopard's head crowned; on back of stem near bowl II a mullet below in a plain shield (Kent, 1981, p. 33); lion passant; indistinct date letter

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    L. 16.4 cm (6 7/16 in.); W. of bowl 4.8 cm (1 7/8 in.); Weight 34 gm ( 1 oz 2 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.210

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Puritan Spoon

    English (London)
    1651–52
    Marked by Jeremy Johnson

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The spoon has an elliptical bowl and a rectangular stem.

    Construction:
    The bowl and stem of the spoon are forged from a single piece. The surface of the spoon is pitted overall.

    Markings

    In bowl, leopard's head crowned; on back of stem near bowl, maker's mark II in a plain shield (Jackson, 1921, p. 124; rev. ed. 1989, p. 119); lion passant, date letter O

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    L. 17.3 cm (6 13/16 in.); W. of bowl 5.2 cm (2 1/16 in.); Weight 53.9 gm (1 oz 17 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.209

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Seal-Top Spoon

    English (London)
    1638–39
    Marked by HL

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The spoon has a fig-shaped bowl and a tapered hexagonal stem. The baluster support is surmounted by a circular seal.

    Construction:
    The bowl and stem of the spoon are forged from a single piece. The baluster support and seal are cast separately and applied. Traces of gilding remain on the finial.

    Markings

    In bowl, leopard's head crowned; on back of stem near bowl, maker's mark D enclosing C (Kent, 1981, p. 26); lion passant; date letter A

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    L. 17 cm (6 11/16 in.); W. of bowl 5.1 cm (2 in.); Weight 48.2 gm (1 oz 13 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.208

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Trefid Spoon

    English (London)
    1673–74
    Marked by John Smith (English, 1717–1769)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The spoons are identical in form. Each has a deep oval bowl with a ridged rat tail and a flattened stem with a trefid terminus.

    Construction:
    The bowl and stem of the spoon are forged and formed from a single piece.

    Markings

    On back of stem, maker's mark IS crowned in a plain shield (Kent, 1981, p. 34); leopard's head crowned; lion passant; date letter Q

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    L. 20.2 cm (7 15/16 in.); W. of bowl 4.9 cm (1 15/16 in.); Weight 56.7 gm (1 oz 19 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.211

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Trefid Spoon

    English (London)
    1673–74
    Marked by John Smith (English, 1717–1769)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The spoons are identical in form. Each has a deep oval bowl with a ridged rat tail and a flattened stem with a trefid terminus.

    Construction:
    The bowl and stem of the spoon are forged and formed from a single piece.

    Markings

    On back of stem, maker's mark IS crowned in a plain shield (Kent, 1981, p. 34); leopard's head crowned; lion passant; date letter Q

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    L. 20.2 cm (7 15/16 in.); W. of bowl 4.9 cm (1 15/16 in.); Weight 59.5 gm (2 oz 1 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.212

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Trefid Spoon

    English (London)
    1693–94
    Marked by Lawrence Coles

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The spoon has a deep oval bowl, a ridged rat tail, and a flattened stem with a trefid terminus. The bowl and stem of the spoon are forged from a single piece.

    Inscription

    Engraved on back of stem near terminus, EH over EE, Aug 22, 1693

    Markings

    On back of stem, maker's mark LC crowned a pellet between and a crescent between pellets below in a plain shield (Kent, 1981, p. 35); leopard's head crowned; lion passant; date letter Q

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    L. 19.7 cm (7 3/4 in.); W. of base 4.8 cm (1 7/8 in.); Weight 56.7 gm (1 oz 19 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.214

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Trefid Spoon

    English (London)
    1688–89
    Marked by SH

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The spoon has a deep oval bowl, a ridged rat tail, and a flattened stem with a trefid terminus. The bowl and stem of the spoon are forged from a single piece.

    Inscription

    Engraved on back of stem near terminus, TA

    Markings

    On back of stem, maker's mark SH in a shaped shield (Jackson, 1921, p. 140; rev. ed. 1989, p. 139); leopard's head crowned; lion passant; date letter I

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    L. 19.7 cm (7 3/4 in.); W. of bowl 4.8 cm (1 7/8 in.); Weight 51 gm (1 oz 15 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.213

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Basket

    English (London)
    1775–76
    Marked by Thomas Daniell (free in 1771, died between 1795–1801)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The oval basket has flaring sides and rests on a low foot formed of seamed sheet and pierced with a vertical pattern. The rim is finished with twisted wire. The body of the basket, which is raised from sheet, is chased around the base with two sheaves of wheat. The sides are chased with a pattern of alternating rosettes and urns connected by drapery swags and pierced with panels containing a geometric pattern of rectangles and circles and scrolling foliage. A cast band of foliage and beads is applied to the rim. The swing handle is cast and pierced with ribbons and scrolls.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on the interior of the basket in a floral medallion are the arms of Pattenson of Charry Burton, co. York, quartering Burton, Bodleigh, or Trethake

    Markings

    On rim, maker's mark TD (Grimwade 2728); lion passant; leopard's head crowned; date letter u

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date:,March 2, 1933).

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H.6 cm x D. 31.3 cm (10 13/16 x 14 7/16 x 12 5/16 in.); Weight: 961.1 gm (30 oz 18 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.177

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    Silver

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  • Seal-Top Spoon

    English (London)
    marked for about 1640
    Unknown, 19th century

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The spoon has a fig-shaped bowl and tapered hexagonal stem. The baluster support is surmounted by an oval seal. The spoon appears to have been cast in one piece. Traces of gilding remain on the upper portion of the baluster support underneath the seal. There is a large pitted area on the underside of the bowl.

    Inscription

    Pricked on top of seal, *H* over S*N

    Markings

    In bowl, leopard's head crowned; on back of stem near bowl, indecipherable maker's mark; lion passant; indecipherable date letter, possibly A

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    L. 16.7 cm (6 9/16 in.); W. of bowl 4.9 cm (1 15/16 in.); Weight 37.9 gm (1 oz 4 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.207

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Covered Saucepan

    English (London)
    1792–93
    Marked by IB

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The baluster body has a slightly flaring, thickened rim and a large shaped pouring spout with a double drop. The body is raised from sheet, and the tapering cylindrical mount for the wooden handle, at a right angle to the spout, is formed from sheet and the tapering cylindrical mount for the wooden handle, at a right angle to the spout, is formed from seamed sheet. The stepped, domed cover is formed from heavy sheet with an applied bezel and a wooden finial secured with a threaded nut and blot.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on front of bowl and on the cover, crest of de Grey surmounted by a baron's coronet, probably for Thomas de Grey, Second Baron Walsingham (1748-1818) INSCRIPTIONS: scratched on underside, "319" "13" "15 / 3/6" "J[?]337"

    Markings

    On underside, maker's mark IB (similar to Grimwade 1150) (repeated on bezel of cover); lion passant (repeated on bezel of cover); leopard's head crowned; sovereign's head (repeated on bezel of cover); leopard's head crowned; date letter r (repeated on bezel of cover)

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933).

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 15.9 cm x W. 20.4 cm x D.12 cm (6 1/4 x 8 1/16 x 4 3/4 in.); Weight: 459.3 gm (14 oz 15 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.198a-b

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Tea Canister

    English (London)
    1785–86
    Marked by Hester Bateman (1708–1794)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The octagonal canister has straight sides and a hinged, peaked octagonal cover. The body is formed from seamed sheet with an inset base, and, around the interior of the rim, there is an applied wire that allows the cover to sit flush. The cover is formed from sheet and has a detachable urn-shaped finial. The upper and lower rims of the body are framed in borders of bright-cut geometric ornament, and the plain surface of the body is filled with engraved and chased swags, garlands, and ribbons.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on the front and back panel, an unidentifiedcoat of arms and crest: Quarterly 1 & 4, Vert an endorse between two griffins segreant combatant. 2 & 3, per chevron gules and or two eagles displayed in chief. Impaling, quarterly 1 & 4, az. 3 lozenges, 2 & 3, on a fess between 2 lions passant three crescents, and in pretence, a chevron gules between 3 swans. Engraved on back panel, crest of a demi-griffin segreant.

    Markings

    On underside, maker's mark HB (defaced)(Grimwade 960)(repeated on inside of cover); lion passant,(repeated on inside of cover); leopard's head crowned; date letter k; sovereign's head.

    Provenance

    Collection of Viscount Henning; sold American Art Galleries, New York, March 10,1922, lot 364; Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Mrs. Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 15.1 cm (5 15/16 in.); W. 10.5 cm (4 1/8 in.); D. 10.5 cm (4 1/8 in.); Weight: 413.9gm (13 oz 6dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.189

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Plate

    English (London)
    1779–80
    Marked by George Heming (free 1754), Marked by William (I) Chawner

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    Each shaped circular dish has a board rim with cast gadrooned borders.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on each rim, arms of Dixon of Rainshaw co. Durham, impaling another.

    Markings

    On underside of each rim, maker's mark GH with W above and C below(Grimwade 82 1); lion passant; leopard's head crowned; date letter d

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933).

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 2 cm. (3/4 in.); Diameter 30.4 cm. (11 15/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    33.191

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Caddy Spoon

    English (London)
    1789–90
    Marked by Hester Bateman (1708–1794)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The spoon, fabricated from sheet, has a broad fluted bowl and a short curved stem with a bright-cut border and medallion.

    Markings

    On back of stem, lion passant; date letter o; sovereign's head; maker's mark HB (Grimwade 961)

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    L. 8 cm (3 1/8 in.); Diam of bowl 3.7 cm (1 7/16 in.); Weight: 8.5 gm (2 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.190

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Sugar Basket

    English (London)
    1790–91
    Marked by Hester Bateman (1708–1794)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The basket is boat-shaped, with fluted sides, and rests on a lozenge-shaped foot with a notched rim. Formed from sheet, it has a molded wire applied to the outer rim. The bail handle is reeded and fluted. The interior is gilt.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on one side, the arms of Eaglesfield, quartering another and impaling Tindall or Tindale. engraved on the other side, an unidentified crest (an eagle displayed) (probably that of Eaglesfield).

    Markings

    On the underside, maker's mark HB (Grimwade 961); lion passant (repeated on handle); leopard's head crowned; date letter p; sovereign's head;

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 19 cm x W. 18.5 cm x D. 12.4 cm (7 1/2 x 7 5/16 x 4 7/8 in.); Weight: 249.5 gm (8 oz)

    Accession Number

    33.195

    Medium or Technique

    Silver and parcel gilt

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  • Tea Canister

    English (London)
    1790–91
    Marked by Henry Chawner (1764–1851)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The oval fluted canister has straight sides and a hinged, domed cover. It is formed from seamed sheet, with an inset base. The upper and lower borders are chased and engraved with a pattern of medallions and stylized foliage, and the center and back panels of the body are filled with a cartouche.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS:engraved on side, an unidentified coat of arms, crest and motto (sable on a bend between two cotises, three lions passant; crest; an eagle displayed; motto: Spectemur Agendo) INSCRIPTIONS: scratched on underside, 12-3.

    Markings

    On underside, maker's mark HC (Grimwade 972); lion passant (repeated on inside of cover); sovereign's head; leopard's head crowned; date letter p

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933).

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 14.6 cm (5 3/4 in.); W. 13.2 cm (5 3/16 in.); Diameter 9.9 cm (3 7/8 in.) Weight: 357.2 gm (11oz 10 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.194

    Medium or Technique

    Metal; silver

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  • Plate

    English (London)
    1779–80
    Marked by George Heming (free 1754), Marked by William (I) Chawner

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    Each shaped circular dish has a board rim with cast gadrooned borders.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on each rim, arms of Dixon of Rainshaw co. Durham, impaling another.

    Markings

    On underside of each rim, maker's mark GH with W above and C below(Grimwade 82 1); lion passant; leopard's head crowned; date letter d

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933).

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 2.1 cm (13/16 in.); Diameter 30.6 cm (12 1/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    33.192

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Snuffbox

    English (London)
    second half 18th century
    Probably by John King

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The base of the box is formed of a cut section of a cowry shell with a molded silver rim. The flat silver cover, formed from sheet, has a hidden hinge ornamented with wrigglework.

    Inscription

    Engraved on the cover, CGS in monogram

    Markings

    On inside of case, maker's mark IK (similar to Grimwade 1446).

    Provenance

    Given to Gilbert Stuart (1775-1828) by the Bishop of Ossory. 1880, gift of Sydney Brooks to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 15, 1880)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Sidney Brooks

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 4 cm (1 9/16 in.); W. 9.2 cm (3 5/8 in.); D. 6.7 cm (2 5/8 in)

    Accession Number

    80.507

    Medium or Technique

    Silver; cowry shell

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  • Urn

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

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The plain vase-shaped urn has a spool-shaped stem and rests on a square base with four curved feet. The body of the vessel is raised from sheet and has a second incurved section applied to form the neck. Around the border of this join and at the rim is a milled beaded wire and beneath, a border of bright-cut ornament. The interior has a fitting at the base for a heater, now missing. The removable cover is spool-shaped, formed in two raised pieces, with a beaded flange at the join. It is surmounted by an urn-shaped finial. The edges are decorated with a narrow band of bright-cut ornament. At the base of the body is a fluted spout, cast in sections, with a rectangular tap and a bifurcated ivory spigot. The plain box-shaped base is assembled from panels of sheet with applied cast feet with scrolled borders.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on one side, the arms of Whipple; on the other, OAW in monogram for Oliver (1774-1813) and Abigail Whipple (d.1827)

    Markings

    On four corners under base, maker's mark IS (Grimwade 1670)(repeated on bezel of cover); lion passant (repeated on bezel cover); sovereign's head; leopard's head crowned; date letter l.

    Provenance

    Oliver Whipple and his wife, Abigail, of Boston, MA; by descent to their daughter Hannah, who married Frederic Allen of Portsmouth, NH; by descent to their daughter, Margaret Allen Elton; 1888, bequest of Mrs. M.A. Elton to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 14, 1888)

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Mrs. M. A. Elton

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 52 x W. 30.1 x D. 26.5 cm (20 1/2 x 11 7/8 x 10 7/16 in.) Weight: 2,835 gm (91 0z 3 dwt)

    Accession Number

    88.291

    Medium or Technique

    Silver, ivory

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    Oak Hill: Dining Room (Gallery 121A)

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  • Seal-Top Spoon

    English (London)
    1761–62
    Probably by William Wooller

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The spoon has a fig-shaped gilt bowl and a tapering stem with a lobed baluster terminus. The back of the bowl is engraved with a blank cartouche in a baroque surround. The bowl and stem are forged from a single piece, and the cast finial is applied.

    Markings

    On back of steam, maker's mark WW possible for Whilliam Wooller (first mark entered 1750) (similar to Grimwade 3364); lion passant; leopard's head crowned; date letter F.

    Provenance

    Bequest of Jas. W. Paige to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 16, 1895)

    Credit Line

    Bequest of James W. Paige

    Details

    Dimensions

    W. 4.8 x L. 17.8 cm (1 7/8 x 7 in.) Weight: 56.7 gm (1 oz 16 dwt)

    Accession Number

    95.1163

    Medium or Technique

    Silver gilt

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  • Tablespoon

    English (London)
    1726–27
    Marked by Edward Hall

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The spoon is forged from a single piece of silver and has an oval bowl, a rat tail, a flattened stem, and a ribbed hanoverian terminus. The bowl is worn and pitted.

    Inscription

    Engraved on the back of the end of the handle, "A * B / S : F".

    Markings

    On the back of steam, maker's mark EH (Grimwade 594); leopard's head crowned; lion passant; date letter L

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 4, 1912)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift

    Details

    Dimensions

    W. 4 cm x L. 20 cm (1 9/16 x 7 7/8 in.); Weight: 68 gm (2 oz 4dwt)

    Accession Number

    12.40

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Coffeepot

    English (London)
    1751–52
    Marked by William Shaw II (free 1748), Marked by William Priest (free 1749, died between 1802–1811)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The pear-shaped body rests on a spreading circular foot. The body is formed of sheet, seamed vertically, with an inset base. The curved spout, cast in two pieces, has fluted, foliate scrolls at its base and an acanthus leaf at its tip. The ear-shaped wooden handle is mounted from the top by a cast scrolled socket with a foliate base and at the base with a fluted scroll. The hinged, stepped, domed cover is raised and fitted with a wire rim and bezel. It is surmounted by a cast baluster finial.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on one side, the arms of Faneuil ; engraved on other side, the crest of Faneuil. INSCRIPTIONS: engraved on underside, "Peter Faneuil Born June 20 1700 HIS POT"

    Markings

    To right of handle, lion passant; maker's mark WS/WP (Grimwade 3335); date letter q; leopard's head crowned.

    Provenance

    According to tradition, Benjamin Faneuil (1702-1785); after his death, by descent to his daughter Mary Cutler who married George Bethune; by descent through Bethune family. 1913, gift in the name of Mrs. Jane Bethune Craig Hawkins, wife of General John P. Hawkins, to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 4, 1913)

    Credit Line

    Gift in the name of Jane Bethune Craig Hawkins, wife of General John P. Hawkins

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 27.2 cm (10 11/16 in.); x 25.4 cm (10 in.); Diam of foot: 12.3 cm (4 13/16 in.); Weight: 1, 267.3 gm (40 oz 15 dwt)

    Accession Number

    13.2857

    Medium or Technique

    Silver, wood

    On View

    Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241)

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  • Salt

    English (London)
    1764–65
    Marked by David Hennell I (born in 1712, free 1735–retired 1773, died in 1 died in 1785), Marked by Robert Hennell I (born in 1741, free 1763–died in 1 died in 1811)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    Pair with 14.902a-b. The compressed circular salts, formed from sheet, rest on three cast legs, with shells at the top and an applied cast shell forming the foot. The salt has an applied, flutted rim. The two glass inserts, one original, with a star cut into the base, are chipped around the rim.

    Inscription

    Engraved on the side, C. L. Rogers.

    Markings

    On underside, maker's mark DH, an R above and an H below (Grimwade 472); lion passant; date letter I; leopard's head crowned.

    Provenance

    Gift of the Misses Catharine Langdon Rogers and Clara Bates Rogers to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 5, 1914)

    Credit Line

    Gift of the Misses Catherine Langdon Rogers and Clara BatesRogers

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 4.7 cm (1 7/8 in.); Diam of rim: 7 cm (2 3/4 in.); Weight: 82.2 gm (2 oz 13 dwt)

    Accession Number

    14.901a

    Medium or Technique

    Silver, glass

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    Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241)

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  • Salt

    English (London)
    1764–65
    Marked by David Hennell I (born in 1712, free 1735–retired 1773, died in 1 died in 1785), Marked by Robert Hennell I (born in 1741, free 1763–died in 1 died in 1811)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    Pair with 14.901a-b. The compressed circular salts, formed from sheet, rest on three cast legs, with shells at the top and an applied cast shell forming the foot. The salt has an applied, flutted rim. The two glass inserts, one original, with a star cut into the base, are chipped around the rim.

    Inscription

    Engraved on the side, C. L. Rogers.

    Markings

    On underside, maker's mark DH, an R above and an H below (Grimwade 472); lion passant; date letter I; leopard's head crowned.

    Provenance

    Gift of the Misses Catharine Langdon Rogers and Clara Bates Rogers to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 5, 1914)

    Credit Line

    Gift of the Misses Catherine Langdon Rogers and Clara Bates Rogers

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 4.8 cm (1 7/8 in.); Diam of rim: 6.5 cm (2 9/16 in.); Weight: 79.4 gm (2oz 11dwt)

    Accession Number

    14.902a

    Medium or Technique

    Silver, glass

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  • Scent Bottle Case

    English (Birmingham)
    1791–92
    Marked by Samuel Penbeton (English, 1773–1801)

    Object Place: Europe, Birmingham, England

    Description

    The case is oval in section, with a narrow base and straight sides flaring to a hinged, slightly domed cover. It is formed from a seamed sheet, with an inset base and cover, and applied wire reinforcing the rim. The borders have bands of pouncing, and the cover and body have bright-cut shields and foliage.

    Markings

    On base, anchor; maker's mark SP (Jones, p364); date letter T. On cover; lion passant; maker's mark SP; sovereign's head.

    Provenance

    1914, gift of Misses Catherine Langdon and Clara Bates Rogers to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 5, 1914)

    Credit Line

    Gift of the Misses Catherine Langdon Rogers and Clara Bates Rogers

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 4.5 cm x W. 2.8 cm x D. 1.3 cm (1 3/4 x 1 1/8 x 1/2 in.); Weight: 11.3 gm (7dwt)

    Accession Number

    14.906

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Caster

    English (London)
    1700–01
    Marked by William Gamble (free 1688)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The cylindrical body, formed from seamed sheet, rests on a domed foot with a chased gadrooned rim. Its plain surface has three horizontal bands of applied molded wire: one above the foot, one just below the midsection, and one along the rim, which has a notch cut in it to match a bayonet fitting on the caster cover. The high domed cover is formed from a seamed, cylindrical lower section soldered to the raised domed top. It is pierced and engraved overall with stylized flowers, vases, and birds. The rim is strengthened with a molded wire and a gadrooned flange. A cut-card collar is applied to the top of the cover, and a cast baluster finial is at the center.

    Inscription

    Engraved on base, F/ I * S

    Markings

    Near rim, maker's mark GA (similar Grimwade 738) (repeated on cover) Britania (repeated on cover); lion's head erased; date letter e.

    Provenance

    According to tradition, John Foye of Boston, who married Sarah (1672-1721), daughter of Simon Lynde Foye (1706-1778) who married in 1729 Sarah Boucher (b. 1706), daughter of Louis Boucher of Boston, to their daughter, Elizabeth (b. 1735) who married David Munroe of Lexington, Massachusetts, to their daughter, Abigail (b. 1771) who married Willard Brigham of Marlborough, Massachusetts, to their daughter, Abigail (b. 1807) who married in 1836, Joseph Hill of West Cambridge, to their daughter, Harriet A. Hill, Gift of Miss Harriet A. Hill to the MFA in Memory of her mother Abigail Brigham Hill. (Accession Date: July 15, 1915)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Miss Harriet A. Hill in memory of her mother, Abigail Brigham Hill

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 16.1 cm (6 5/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    15.915

    Medium or Technique

    Metal

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  • Snuffers

    English (London)
    1700–01
    Marked by John Laughton, Jr. (first mark probably 1697, died in 1703)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The scissor-style snuffers have small oval rings for handles. The cast arms are riveted at the point of crossing. One arm has a curved shallow pan with a deep rim attached to one blade and a shaped, pointed tip. The opposite arm is fitted with a flat blade that matches the pan opposite. The snuffers are assmebled from cast and fabricated parts. The steel cutting edge has been lost.

    Inscription

    Engraved on handle side of dish, F / I * S.

    Markings

    On flat sheet of snuffer, date letter e; lion's head erased (repeated on dish of snuffer and below handle rings); Britannia; maker's mark LA (Grimwade 1898); (repeated on dish of snuffer).

    Provenance

    According to tradition, John Foye of Boston, who married Sarah (1672-1721), daughter of Simon Lynde Foye (1706-1778) who married in 1729 Sarah Boucher (b. 1706), daughter of Louis Boucher of Boston, to their daughter, Elizabeth (b. 1735) who married David Munroe of Lexington, Massachusetts, to their daughter, Abigail (b. 1771) who married Willard Brigham of Marlborough, Massachusetts, to their daughter, Abigail (b. 1807) who married in 1836 Joseph Hill of West Cambridge, to their daughter, Harriet A. Hill, Gift of Miss Harriet A. Hill to the MFA in Memory of her mother Abigail Brigham Hill. (Accession Date: July 15, 1915)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Miss Harriet A. Hill in memory of her mother, Abigail Brigham Hill

    Details

    Dimensions

    W. 3 cm x L. 13.5 cm (1 3/16 x 5 5/16 in.); Weight: 82.2 gm (2 oz 13dwt)

    Accession Number

    15.916

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Punch Ladle

    English (London)
    1747–48
    Marked by Samuel Meriton I (first mark entered 1739)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The ladle has a long stem of twisted horn that has been repaired near the end with a silver ferrule. The fluted silver bowl, formed from raised sheet, has a shaped spout at one end and is joined to the stem by a scrolled bracket.

    Markings

    On inside of bowl, date letter m; lion passant; maker's mark SM (Grimwade 2590); lion passant; leopard's head crowned.

    Provenance

    Gift of Miss M. H. Jewell to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 21, 1918)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Miss M. H. Jewell

    Details

    Dimensions

    W. 8.65 cm x L. 40 cm (3 3/8 x 15 3/4 in.); Weight: 54 gm (1oz 14dwt)

    Accession Number

    18.31

    Medium or Technique

    Silver; twisted horn handle

    On View

    Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241)

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  • Pap Boat

    English (London)
    1728–29
    Marked by Edward Cornock (English, first mark entered 1707)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The low oval vessel, raised from sheet, has a broad spout drawn out on one side. There are several small dents on the lower edge.

    Inscription

    Engraved onunderside, "HS / 1770".

    Markings

    Just below the rim at the back, leopard's head crowned; date letter N (1728-9); lion passant; maker's mark EC (Grimwade 546); (struck twice).

    Provenance

    By tradition, the property of Henry Sargent (1770-1845), by descent to his granddaughter, Mrs. Winthrop Sargent, 1917, Gift of Mrs. Horatio A. Lamb to the MFA in Memory of Mrs. Winthrop Sargent. (Accession Date: December 5, 1918)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. Horatio Lamb in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Winthrop Sargent

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 3 cm. (1 3/16 in.); W. 12.1 cm (4 3/4 in.); D. 7.1 cm (2 13/16 in.); Weight: 76.5 gm (2 oz 9dwt)

    Accession Number

    18.658

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Tankard

    English (London)
    1758–59
    Marked by Thomas Moore II (first mark entered 1750)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The cylindrical tapering tankard is raised from sheet. It has a cast spreading foot, a molded wire midband, and a wire rim. The scrolled handle, formed from several pieces of sheet, has a heart-shaped terminus. The piece has been badly dented and torn and coarsely repaired.

    Inscription

    Engraved on front of tankard, John Hancock/to/L.B. Whitney./ 1770; engraved on the handle, D/I M.

    Markings

    Maker's mark TM (Grimwade 2845) to right of the handle; lion passant; leopard's head crowned; date letter C

    Provenance

    According to tradition, given by John Hancock (1737-1793) to Lydia Bowes Whitney (1749-1805); Gift of Mr. and Mrs. W. de Forest Thomson to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 26, 1919)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 15 cm x 16.8 cm x 12.2 cm (5 7/8 x 6 5/8 x 4 13/16 in.); Weight: 550gm (17 0z 14 dwt)

    Accession Number

    19.261

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Sauceboat

    English (London)
    1753–55
    Marked by Phillips Garden (active 1738–1762)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    Each sauceboat has a low oval body, raised from sheet, a cut, shaped rim, and a broad curved pouring lip. The body rests on three cast legs shell mounts and applied shell feet. The cast handle is formed of a series of leaf-capped scrolls.

    Inscription

    Engraved on the underside of each, "From/ Mrs. Anna Winslow,/ To her Nephew/ Joshua Green/ 1802."

    Markings

    On underside, leopard's head crowned; lion passant; maker's mark PG (Grimwade 2181); date letter s

    Provenance

    Anna Winslow (1728-1816) by 1802, Joshua Green (1764-1847), by descent to Samuel Abbott Green (1830-1918), Bequest of Samuel A. Green to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 4, 1919)

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Samuel A. Green

    Details

    Dimensions

    10 x 20.9 x 10.8 cm (3 15/16 x 8 1/4 x 4 1/4 in.) Weight: 340.2 gm ( 10 oz 10 dwt)

    Accession Number

    19.1384

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Sauceboat

    English (London)
    1736–37
    Possibly by Robert Pilkington, Possibly by Richard Pargeter

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    Each sauceboat has a low oval body, raised from sheet, a cut, shaped rim, and a broad curved pouring lip. The body rests on three cast legs shell mounts and applied shell feet. The cast handle is formed of a series of leaf-capped scrolls.

    Inscription

    Engraved on the underside of each, "From/ Mrs. Anna Winslow,/ To her Nephew/ Joshua Green/ 1802."

    Markings

    On underside, maker's mark RP (Grimwade 2405); lion passant; leopard's head crowned; date letter a.

    Provenance

    Anna Winslow (1728-1816) by 1802, Joshua Green (1764-1847), by descent to Samuel Abbott Green (1830-1918), Bequest of Samuel A. Green to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 4, 1919)

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Samuel A. Green

    Details

    Dimensions

    9.8 x 20.4 x 12.2 cm (3 7/8 x 8 1/16 x 4 13/16 in.) Weight: 354.4 gm (11oz 8 dwt)

    Accession Number

    19.1385

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Ladle

    English (London)
    about 1750
    Marked by Isaac Callard

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The ladle, which is forged, has a fluted, round bowl, a curving stem that is square in section, and ribbed Onslow end.

    Markings

    On back of handle, maker's mark IC (Grimwade 1224), (struck four times)

    Provenance

    By 1916, Mrs. B. M. Jones, Boston [see note]; 1920, sold by Mrs. B. M. Jones to the MFA for $25. (Accession Date: October 7, 1920) NOTE: First lent to the MFA on June 14, 1916.

    Credit Line

    Samuel Putnam Avery Fund

    Details

    Dimensions

    W. 7.6 cm x L. 27.7 cm (3 x 10 7/8 in.); Weight: 110 gm (3 oz 5dwt)

    Accession Number

    20.1626

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Wine Coaster

    English (Sheffield)
    1773–74
    Marked by Richard Morton & Co.

    Object Place: Europe, Sheffield, England

    Description

    Each wine coaster has a pierced cylindrical gallery with a beaded border and applied laurel swags. At the center is a shield engraved with a crest. The piercing is apparently die-cut, and the swags are die-stamped. The base of the coaster is turned mahogany.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on each , an unidentified crest (a greyhound courant).

    Markings

    On bottom rim of each, maker's mark RM / &Co (Jackson, 1989, p. 441); lion passant; crown; date letter E.

    Provenance

    Bequest of Mrs. Thomas O. Richardson to the MFA. (Accession Date: July 16, 1925)

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Mrs. Thomas O. Richardson

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 4.8 cm (1 7/8 in.); Diam of rim: 12.7 cm (5 in.); Weight: 178.6 gm (5oz 15 dwt)

    Accession Number

    25.411

    Medium or Technique

    Silver, wood (mahogany)

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  • Wine Coaster

    English (Sheffield)
    1773–74
    Marked by Richard Morton & Co.

    Object Place: Europe, Sheffield, England

    Description

    Each wine coaster has a pierced cylindrical gallery with a beaded border and applied laurel swags. At the center is a shield engraved with a crest. The piercing is apparently die-cut, and the swags are die-stamped. The base of the coaster is turned mahogany.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on each , an unidentified crest (a greyhound courant).

    Markings

    On bottom rim of each, maker's mark RM / &Co (Jackson, 1989, p. 441); lion passant; crown; date letter E.

    Provenance

    Bequest of Mrs. Thomas O. Richardson to the MFA. (Accession Date: July 16, 1925)

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Mrs. Thomas O. Richardson

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 4.7 cm (1 7/8 in.); Diam of rim: 12.8 cm (5 1/16 in.); Weight: 175.8 gm (5oz 13 dwt)

    Accession Number

    25.412

    Medium or Technique

    Silver, wood (mahogany)

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  • Two-handled Cup with Cover

    English (London)
    after 1722
    Marked by George Wickes (free 1720)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The raised body of the cup is in the form of an inverted bell. It rests on a domed, stepped foot. An applied wire circles the midsection of the cup. Above it, an engraved coat of arms is centered on the plain surface. The rim has a slightly flared lip, and the insides of the cup and cover are gilt. The two ear-shaped handles have leaves at the shoulder and terminate in scrolls. They are hollow-cast in halves and seamed vertically. The domed, stepped cover is raised, with an applied bezel formed of seamed sheet. It has an engraved crest on the dome and is topped with a baluster finial, which has a banded knop. The marks are struck on a separate disk that is let into the foot; the solder is uneven and pitted, and the underside of the foot was subsequently turned on a lathe, partly defacing one of the maker’s marks. A vent hole is visible next to the center punch.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on front and on cover, the arms and crest of Hancock impaling Henchman for Thomas Hancock who married Lydia Henchman, 1731. INSCRIPTIONS: scratched on underside, 55-170

    Markings

    On a disk inserted into underside, maker's mark G with a W inside (Grimwade 918)(struck twice); lion passant; leopard's head crowned.

    Provenance

    According to tradition, Thomas Hancock (1702-1764), by descent ot his wife, Lydia Henchman Hancock (1714-1777), to their nephew John Hancock (1736-1793), to his widow, Dorothy Hancock Scott, given in 1825 to her nephew-in-law Joseph May (1760-1841), by descent to Samuel Joseph May (1776-1870), to his son Frederick Warren Goddard May (1821-1904), to his son Frederick Goddard May (1861-1954), Gift of the heirs of Samuel May (1723-1794) to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 10, 1972)

    Credit Line

    Gift of the heirs of Samuel May (1723-1794)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 28.5 cm x W. 27.5 x D. 17.8 cm (11 1/4 x 10 13/16 x 7 in.); Weight: 1,729.4 gm (55 oz 10 dwt)

    Accession Number

    30.437a-b

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Marrow Spoon

    English (London)
    1797–98
    Marked by possibly W

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The spoon, forged from a single piece has a long shallow bowl with a plain drop. The slightly tapering stem forms a second narrow bowl.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on underside of large bowl, the crest of Babcock INSCRIPTIONS: engraved below crest in monogram, "AMB".

    Markings

    On back of central section, sovereign's head; date letter B; leopard's head crowned; lion passant; maker's mark possibly W.

    Provenance

    According to tradition, Adam Babcock of Boston (1740-1817); Gift of Miss Marian Lee Blake to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 19, 1930)

    Credit Line

    Gift of Miss Marian Lee Blake

    Details

    Dimensions

    W. 1.9 cm x L. 23.1 cm (3/4 x 9 1/8 in.); Weight: 28 gm (9 dwt)

    Accession Number

    30.465

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Coffeepot

    English (London)
    1767–68
    Marked by William Grundy (first mark entered 1743)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The inverted pear-shaped body rests on a domed, spreading circular foot. The foot is raised and chased, with a heavy square wire applied to the rim. The body of the vessel is raised from sheet and chased with spiraling flutes, interlocking C-scrolls, and trailing vines and flowers. The curved spout is cast with scrolling foliage, flowers, fluting and an acanthus leaf at the tip. The double-scroll wooden handle is mounted on cast scrolled sockets. The stepped, domed cover is topped with a baluster-form finial of flaring scrolls and beadwork. It is raised and chased and fitted with a bezel.

    Inscription

    Engraved in a cartouche on side, IML interlaced cipher.

    Markings

    On underside of base, maker's mark WG (Grimwade 3147) (repeated on bezel of cover); date letter M; leopard's head crowned; lion passant.

    Provenance

    According to tradition, Harrison Gray Otis (1765-1836), by descent to his daughter Sophia (1798-1874) who married Andrew Ritchie (d. 1862), to their daughter Elizabeth (1830-1896) who married Dr. Edouard Duplessis Beylard, to their son Edouard Duplessis Beylard (1859-1925), Gift of E. Duplessis Beylard to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 4, 1930)

    Credit Line

    Gift of E. Duplessis Beylard, great-grandson of the originalowner, H. G. Otis

    Details

    Dimensions

    H.40.8 cm x W. 25.9 cm x D. 16 cm (16 1/16 x 10 3/16 x 6 5/16 in.); Diameter of base: 14.1 cm (5 9/16 in.); Weight: 2,089.4 gm (67 oz 4 dwt)

    Accession Number

    30.648

    Medium or Technique

    Silver, wood

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    Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241)

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  • Basting Spoon

    English (London)
    1794–95
    Marked by George Smith (III), Marked by William Fearn

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    Each spoon, forged from a single piece, has an oval bowl and a flattened stem with a plain drop and a plain Hanoverian end.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on front of each, the crest and motto of Campbell. INSCRIPTIONS: engraved on back of handle, "R".

    Markings

    On back of steam of each,lion passant; leopard's head crowned; date letter t; sovereign's head; maker's mark GS over WF (Grimwade 910).

    Provenance

    Bequest of Miss O. M. E. Rowe to the MFA. (Accession Date: July 16, 1931)

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Miss O. M. E. Rowe

    Details

    Dimensions

    W. 5.3 cm x L. 30.4 cm (2 1/16 x 11 15/16 in.); Weight: 110.6 gm (3 oz 11 dwt)

    Accession Number

    31.491

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Basting Spoon

    English (London)
    1794–95
    Marked by George Smith (III), Marked by William Fearn

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    Each spoon, forged from a sinle piece, has an oval bowl and a flattened stem with a plain drop and a plain Hanoverian end.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on front of each, the crest and motto of Campbell. INSCRIPTIONS: engraved on back of handle, "R".

    Markings

    On back of steam of each,lion passant; leopard's head crowned; date letter t; sovereign's head; maker's mark GS over WF (Grimwade 910).

    Provenance

    Bequest of Miss O. M. E. Rowe to the MFA. (Accession Date: July 16, 1931)

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Miss O. M. E. Rowe

    Details

    Dimensions

    W. 5.4 cm x L. 30.4 cm (2 1/8 x 11 15/16 in.); Weight: 110.6 gm (3 oz 11 dwt)

    Accession Number

    31.492

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Tankard

    English (probably London)
    about 1770
    Marked by I.K.

    Object Place: Europe, England

    Description

    The bulbous body formed from sheet rests on a cast domed foot. It has molded wire applied to the midsection. The double-scroll handle, assembled from several fabricated pieces, has a scrolled terminus and an openwork thumbpiece. The hinged cover, raised with an applied bezel, is domed and stepped.

    Inscription

    Engraved on the front of the tankard, monogram RBH.

    Markings

    On underside, maker's mark IK (unrecorded) (repeated on underside of the cover).

    Provenance

    Bequest of Charles Hitchcock Tyler to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 1, 1932)

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Charles Hitchcock Tyler

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 20.6 cm x W. 17.4 cm x D. 12.3 cm (8 1/8 x 6 7/8 x 4 13/16 in.); Weight: 932.7 gm (30 oz)

    Accession Number

    32.364

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Set of Knives, Forks, Spoons in a Case

    English (London)
    early 18th century
    Marked by Various Artists

    Description

    Set of 12 Knives, Forks and Spoons (see 32.368.36). The knives and forks have a slightly flaring decorated cylindrical handle, cast in two pieces, with an angled terminus. The spoons have an oval bowl, a rat tail, and a flattened stem with a ridged, Hanoverian terminus.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on handles of all knives, except 32.368.35 and 32. 368.12, the crest and motto of Grant. INSCRIPTION: 32.368.11: stamped on blade, MOVES

    Markings

    32.368.1-32.368.12, (knives) except 32.368.9 and 32.368.12 have an illegible maker's mark on the handle (possibly IT or TI or II) 32.368.13-32.368.24 (forks) have an illegible maker's mark on the stem (possibly IT or TI or II). 32.368.25, on stem, maker's mark GR with two pellets above; Britannia; lion's head erased; date letter r (1712). 32.368.26, on stem, maker's mark AR (possibly Grimwade 84 for Andrew Archer); Britannia; lion's head erased; date letter t (1714/ 5). 32.368.28, 32.368.31, on stem, maker's mark HO with a fleur-de-lys above and below in a shaped shield (Grimwade 1051 for John Holland I); Britannia; lion's head erased; date letter B (1717/8). 32.368.27, 32.368.29, 32.368.30, 32.368.32, 32.368.33, 32.368.34, 32.368.35, all marked on stem, all illegible.

    Provenance

    Bequest of Charles Hitchcock Tyler to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 1, 1932)

    Credit Line

    Bequest of Charles Hitchcock Tyler

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 35.1 cm x W. 4.3 cm x D. 20.5 cm (13 13/16 x 1 11/16 x 8 1/16 in.) Weight: 65 gm 92 oz)

    Accession Number

    32.368.1-35

    Medium or Technique

    Silver, steel; case: leather-covered

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  • Coconut Cup

    English (London)
    1574–75
    Probably by Hugh Kayle

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The coconut shell is supported by a flaring fluted stem on a domed foot that is embossed with strapwork, fruit, and flowers. Projecting moldings have punched egg-and-dart decoration. The mount is secured with three hinged straps depicting caryatid figures that are attached at the top to a flaring rim engraved with birds entwined in foliage. The S-shaped handle is joined to the stem with a hinged strap and is soldered to the rim. It is engraved with birds and foliage on the spine and with crosshatching on the terminus. The domed cover is embossed with strapwork enclosing heads and clusters of fruit and has a punched rim. The baluster finial rests on a raised, rayed disk and is attached to the cover with later rivets. The cast thumbpiece depicts a grotesque face in symmetrical strapwork.

    Construction:
    The foot, stem, and cover are raised, fabricated, and embossed. The handle is formed and engraved. The thumbpiece, finial, and straps are cast. The foot has been reattached, and the finial is secured by later rivets. The surface is worn and pitted overall, and the gilding is flaking in several places on the cover. The short strap extending from the foot to the base of the handle has been repaired and may be a restoration.


    Beginning in the thirteenth century, mounted coconut cups were highly prized in Europe, partly because it was believed that drinking from a coconut was beneficial to one’s health. An English silversmith added a cover, handle, and foot to transform this plain coconut into an elegant drinking vessel.

    Markings

    On rim near handle, on cover near finial, and on underside of base, maker's mark HK conjoined an ermine spot below in a shaped shield (similar to Jackson, 1921, p. 98; rev. ed. 1989, p. 95); leopard's head crowned; lion passant; date letter R (struck twice on base)

    Provenance

    Colonel Legh, High Legh Hall, Cheshire. March 22, 1906, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, lot 90, sold to Molineux. By 1928, Crichton Brothers, London; 1933, gift by anonymous donor in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833–1914) to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 24 cm (9 7/16 in.); W. 17 cm (6 11/16 in.); Diameter (of rim) 10.5 cm (4 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    33.60

    Medium or Technique

    Coconut shell with silver-gilt mounts

    On View

    Alyce Morrissey Gallery (Kunstkammer) (Gallery 143)

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  • Communion Cup

    English (London)
    1577–78
    Marked by AH

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The cup rests on a stepped foot rising to a baluster stem with dentiled borders at each end and around the central knop. The body of the cup has tall straight sides, a flat base, and a flaring rim. There is a band of engraved foliage and strapwork around the center of the vessel. The body of the vessel is raised. The stem is formed of two raised sections, joined in the middle with a knop composed of three molded sections. The foot is raised, with an applied molded and stamped rim. The body of the cup appears to have been rehammered.

    Markings

    Near rim, maker's mark AH in a rectangle ( Jackson, 1921, p. 104; rev. ed. 1989, p. 100); leopard's head crowned; lion passant; date letter u

    Provenance

    Christie, Manson & Woods, London, December 9, 1913, lot 104, purchased by the Goldsmiths' and Silversmiths' Company, Ltd., London; Anonymous gift in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbout (1833–1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 16.8 cm (6 5/8 in.); Diameter (of rim) 7.8 cm (3 1/16 in.); Weight 232.5 gm (7 oz 10 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.61

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Pedestal Salt

    English (London)
    1587–88
    Possibly by IS

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The salt is in the form of a square pedestal and stands on four scroll feet. The four sides of the middle section are embossed with a lion’s head framed by strapwork with guilloche and ovolo panels above and below against a matted ground. The base and upper rim rest on inverted cushion-shaped moldings embossed with fluting and lions’ heads with a border of rectangular punching. The receptacle for salt is formed of a separate piece fitted into a square flange and is engraved on the corners with hatched floral strapwork. The body of the salt is formed in three sections; two cushion-shaped moldings each formed of an embossed sheet, and a central section seamed on one corner. The upper and lower rims are formed of stamped and engraved wires. Each foot is cast in two sections. The surface of the salt is extremely worn and is flaking extensively, particularly on the edges of the matted ground in the center section. The well for salt has been corroded and scratched from use, and the gilding in that area, possibly original, is thin. There is some evidence of alteration, particularly on the corners of the top, where the engraving has been reinforced, and on the edges of the flanges supporting the top, where the heads of the engraved birds have been cut off.

    Inscription

    Armorials: Engraved on each side of upper flange, the crest of Morrice

    Markings

    On corner of base, repeated in bowl (rubbed): indistinct maker's mark (possibly IS in monogram, Jackson, 1921, p. 99; rev. ed. 1989, p. 95); leopard's head crowned; lion passant; date letter K

    Provenance

    Spink & Son, London, by 1928; Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1883–1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 12.4 ((4 7/8 in.); W. x 10.2 cm (4 in.); Weight 289.7 gm (9 oz 6 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.62

    Medium or Technique

    Silver, parcel gilt

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  • Communion Cup and Paten Cover

    English (London)
    1605–06
    Marked by IH

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The cup rests on a stepped molded foot with a stamped rim. The domed section of the foot is engraved with a band of stylized foliage. The stem is spool-shaped with a flattened knop. The vessel has high, slightly flaring sides, a flat base, and an everted rim. It is engraved with a band of stylized foliage. The cover is slightly domed and engraved with a band of foliage; it has a spool-shaped finial with a broad flat top.

    Construction:
    The domed foot of the vessel is raised with applied cast and stamped wire moldings. The stem is formed from two raised pieces joined to a formed knop with molded wires at each end. The body of the vessel is raised and engraved. The cover is formed from a single disk, with an applied wire forming the interior bezel; the finial is composed of a raised spool-shaped base surmounted by a flat disk.

    Inscription

    Engraved on top of finial, 1606

    Markings

    On cup near rim and on inside of parten, date letter H; lion passant; leopard's head crowned; maker's mark IH over a bear passant in a circle (Jackson, 1921, p. 107; rev. ed. 1989, p. 99)

    Provenance

    Christie, Manson & Woods, London, April 17, 1928, lot 80; Anonymous Gift in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour. (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 22.2 cm (8 3/4 in.); Diameter (of rim) 8.9 cm (3 1/2 in.); Weight 476.3 gm (15 oz 6 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.63a-b

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Wine Cup

    English (London)
    1630–31
    Marked by RC

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The cup rests on a plain, trumpet-shaped foot which rises to a molded baluster stem. The body of the cup has a rounded base and flaring sides.

    Construction:
    The body of the vessel is raised. The foot is raised and the stem is cast two pieces. The lower join and the foot have been repaired. The surface has been mechanically buffed.

    Provenance

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833–1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 17.9 cm (7 1/16 in.); Diameter (of rim) 9.2 cm (3 5/8 in.); Weight 315.7 gm (10 oz 2 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.64

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

    Not On View

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  • Footed dish

    English (London)
    1655–56
    Marked by RN

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The bowl rests on a low trumpet-shaped foot divided into eight lobes with vertically chased lines. The curved sides of the bowl are divided into nine lobed panels, each enclosing a chased line. The center is slightly domed.

    Construction:
    The bowl is raised and chased; the raised foot is applied.

    Markings

    On rim of bowl, leopard's head crowned; maker's mark RN a mullet between pellets above (Jackson, 1921, p. 125; rev. ed. 1989, p. 122); lion passant (repeated on underside of foot); date letter S

    Provenance

    Sold Christie, Manson & Woods, London, May 1, 1918, lot 27; Goldsmiths' and Silversmiths' Co., by 1922; Anonymous gift to the MFA in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833–1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 6.7 cm (2 5/8 in.); Diameter (of bowl) 20.6 cm (8 1/8 in.); Weight 391.2 gm (12 oz 12 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.65

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    Silver

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  • Sugar Box

    English (London)
    1661–62
    Marked by Arthur Manwaring (free 1642 or 1643, died about 1669)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The oval box tests on four flattened bun-shaped feet. It has a flat base, straight sides, and a slightly domed hinged cover with a broad rim. The cover is secured by means of a hinged tab that is pierced to fit over a broad rim. The cover is secured by a means of a hinged tab that is pierced to fit over a post on the side of the box.

    Inscription

    Armorials: Engraved on cover, the crest of Harward, Surrey, Webb, Wilde, or Wylde

    Markings

    On base of interior, repeated on inside edge of cover (partially obliterated), maker's mark AM in monogram (Jackson, 1921, p. 124; rev. ed. 1989, p. 121); leopard's head crownded; lion passant; date letter D

    Provenance

    Anonymous gift to the MFA in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour ( 1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 9.7 cm (3 13/16 in.); W. 19 cm (7 1/2 in.); D. 16 cm (6 5/16 in.); Weight 584 gm (18 oz 15 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.66

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Two-Handled Cup and Cover

    English (London)
    1663–64
    Marked by PD

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The cup is bombé in shape and rests on a plain flat base. The domed cover fits over the rim of the cup, resting on two applied strips at the top of the scroll-shaped handles. The spool-shaped finial has a broad flat top engraved with a crest in mantling.

    Construction:
    The body of the vessel is raised from a single sheet; the cast handles are applied. The cover is raised. The finial is constructed of two pieces.

    Inscription

    Armorials: Engraved on front of cup, repeated on the cover, the arms and crest of Yong of Medhurst, Sussex Inscriptions: Pounced on side of cup (very worn), YAM; scratched on base, RBJ, IY (repeated), 1663

    Markings

    On base of cup, repeated on outside edge of cover, maker's mark PD, three pellets above, a cinquefoil below in a plain shield (Jackson, 1921, p. 129; rev. ed. 1989, p. 125); date letter f; lion passant; leopard's head crowned

    Provenance

    Lord Wavertree by 1929; Anonymous Gift in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833–1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 13.3 cm (5 1/4 in.); W. 17.5 cm (6 7/8 in.) Diameter (of rim) 10.5 cm (4 1/8 in.); Weight 441.3 gm (14 oz 3 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.68a-b

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Porringer

    English (London)
    about 1675
    Marked by WS (possibly William Stephenson) (first mark entered 1775)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The round bowl has a flat base, with curved sides rising to a straight rim. The cartouche-shaped handle is pierced with shields and hearts in a symmetrical pattern.

    Construction:
    The bowl is raised. The cast handle is soldered to the rim.

    Inscription

    Armorials: Engraved on handle, an unidentified coat of arms (a stag statant, differenced with a crescent for second son) Inscriptions: Engraved on underside of base, H*L

    Markings

    On rim near handle, maker's mark WS a mullet and two pellets above and below in a circle (Jackson, 1921, p. 136); maker's mark RN or RM a mullet below (possibly Jackson, 1921, p. 132; rev. ed. 1989, p. 134); leopard's head crowned; lion passant; indecipherable date letter

    Provenance

    Lord Ashbrook, American Art Galleries, New York, March, 1922, lot 524; Anonymous Gift in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833–1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 4.3 cm (1 11/16 in.); W. 19.6 cm (7 11/16 in.); Diameter (of rim) 13 cm (5 1/8 in.); Weight 221.1 gm (7 oz 2 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.69

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    Silver

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  • Porringer

    English (London)
    1681–82
    Marked by EG crowned anchor between, possibly for Edward Gibson

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The round bowl has a slightly domed base, with curved sides rising to a straight rim. The handle is pierced with shields and quatrefoils in a symmetrical pattern.
    Construction:
    The bowl is raised. The cast handle is soldered to the rim.

    Inscription

    Pricked on handle, HS/CH/1684

    Markings

    On rim near handle, leopard's head crowned; maker's mark EG in a rectangle (Jackson, 1921, p. 131; rev. ed. 1989, p. 129); lion passant (repeated on underside of handle); date letter D

    Provenance

    Christie, Manson & Woods, London, December 6, 1899, lot 138; Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833–1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 4.5 cm (1 3/4 in.); W. 20.6 cm (8 1/8 in.); Diameter (of rim) 13.2 cm (5 3/16 in.); Weight 207 gm (6 oz 13 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.72

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    Silver

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  • Candlestick

    English (London)
    1698–99
    Marked by Richard Syng (free 1687)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The stepped, octagonal, gadrooned base supports a tapering spool form surmounted by an octagonal, gadrooned flange. The bases are formed from raised, chased sheet, rising to a plain spool-shaped midsection with an applied wire rim around the edge. The stem, in the form of a fluted column, rises from the knop. It is formed from seamed, chased sheet. The nozzles, made from chased sheet, are in the form of capitals and are surmounted by attached octagonal waxpans with a circle of gardooning.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on each base, the crest and motto of of Hazlerigg or Hesilrige, poss. for Sir Thomas Hesilrige, 4th Baronet, of Noseley Hall, co. Leicester (1664-1700); an unidentified crest and motto (a demiwoman nude; MOTTO: Vivat solum post funera virtu). INSCRIPTIONS: scratched on underside of each base, 1698 and c200/2.

    Markings

    On corners under each base, maker's mark Sy (Grimwade 2673); lion's head erased; Britannia; date letter c.

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 20.8 cm x W. 14.3 cm x D. 14.1 cm (8 3/16 x 5 1/2 x 5 9/16 in.); Weight: 343 gm (11 0z)

    Accession Number

    33.82

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Candlestick

    English (London)
    1698–99
    Marked by Richard Syng (free 1687)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The stepped, octagonal, gadrooned base supports a tapering spool form surmounted by an octagonal, gadrooned flange. The bases are formed from raised, chased sheet, rising to a plain spool-shaped midsection with an applied wire rim around the edge. The stem, in the form of a fluted column, rises from the knop. It is formed from seamed, chased sheet. The nozzles, made from chased sheet, are in the form of capitals and are surmounted by attached octagonal waxpans with a circle of gardooning.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on each base, the crest and motto of of Hazlerigg or Hesilrige, poss. for Sir Thomas Hesilrige, 4th Baronet, of Noseley Hall, co. Leicester (1664-1700); an unidentified crest and motto (a demiwoman nude; MOTTO: Vivat solum post funera virtu). INSCRIPTIONS: scratched on underside of each base, 1698 and c200/2.

    Markings

    On corners under each base, maker's mark Sy (Grimwade 2673); lion's head erased; Britannia; date letter c.

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 20.7 cm x W. 14 cm x D.14 cm (8 1/8 x 5 1/2 x 5 9/16 in.); Weight: 343 gm (11 0z)

    Accession Number

    33.83

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Covered Bowl

    English (London)
    1698–99
    Marked by William Keatt (free 1689, died by 1735)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The raised circular bowl rests on a cast gadrooned foot. The lower half of the body is chased with spiraling fluting and punched with semicircles, fleur-de-lys, and acorns. The slightly domed cover, formed from sheet, has a molded rim and a band of chased gadrooning around the rim. Surrounding the gadrooned baluster finial is a chased design of spiral fluting and punching. The finial has been reattached, and three are file marks on the rim. The shadow of a removed coat of arms is visible on the rim.

    Markings

    Below rim, maker's mark KE (Grimwade 1868) (repeated on top of cover); Britannia; lion's head erased; date letter c

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    Height: 10cm (3 15/16in.) Diameter (bowl): 13.5cm (5 5/16in.) Height and Diameter (Part A bowl): 5.6 x 12.3cm (2 3/16 x 4 13/16in.) Diameter (Part A bowl): 7.3cm (2 7/8in.) Height and Diameter (Part B cover (bowl)): 4.9 x 13.5cm (1 15/16 x 5 5/16in.)

    Accession Number

    33.89a-b

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Coffeepot

    English (London)
    20th century, bearing marks for 1699–1700
    Marked by Edmund Pearce (first mark entered 1705)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The body of the coffeepot is pear-shaped and formed of two pieces: a raised lower section with twelve faceted panels joined to a cylindrical upper section that is seamed. The domed foot is spun, with a molded rim. The curved faceted spout is cast in two pieces and seamed vertically. The wooden scrolled handle is attached to the body with two cylindrical sockets. It is broken across the middle and patched with a small silver square secured with nails. The raised domed cover is faceted and is surmounted by a round baluster finial. A hole once pierced near the finial has been patched.

    Inscription

    Engraved onunderside of foot, "27=5".

    Markings

    On underside, maker's mark PE for Edmund Pearce (first mark entered 1705) (Grimwade 2169) (struck twice); date letter D; lion's head erased; Britannia.

    Provenance

    1933, given anonymously to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 23.5 cm x W. 23.5 cm x D. 10.7 cm (9 1/4 x 9 1/4 x 4 3/16 in.); Weight: 884.5 gm (28 oz 9 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.90

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Box

    English (London)
    1702–03
    Marked by Benjamin Pyne (free 1676–died in 1732)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The low cylindrical boxes are formed of seamed sheet with an applied base. The gadrooned foot and base are chased, and there is an applied wire on the foot rim. The covers are formed of chased sheet, with an applied wire rim with chased gadrooning, and a bezel. A molded wire encircles the plain section of the cover. The original engraving on the covers has been removed and hammer marks are visible on the underside.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on covers of each, the crest of Hobson.

    Markings

    On underside of each, maker's mark PY (repeated on inside of cover); Britannia; lion's head erased (repeated on inside of cover); date letter G.

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 4.9 cm (1 15/16 in.); Diameter of base: 8.8 cm (3 7/16 in.); Weight: 195.6 gm (6 oz 6 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.92a-b

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Box

    English (London)
    1702–03
    Marked by Benjamin Pyne (free 1676–died in 1732)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The low cylindrical boxes are formed of seamed sheet with an applied base. The gadrooned foot and base are chased, and there is an applied wire on the foot rim. The covers are formed of chased sheet, with an applied wire rim with chased gadrooning, and a bezel. A molded wire encircles the plain section of the cover. The original engraving on the covers has been removed and hammer marks are visible on the underside.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on covers of each, the crest of Hobson.

    Markings

    On underside of each, maker's mark PY (repeated on inside of cover); Britannia; lion's head erased (repeated on inside of cover); date letter G.

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 5.1 cm (2 in.); Diameter of base: 8.7 cm (3 7/16 in.); Weight: 195.6 gm (6 oz 6 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.93a-b

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Snuffer with Tray

    English (London)
    1706–07
    Marked by Anthony Nelme

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The tray is rectangular with mitered corners. It is formed of sheet, with cut molded wire applied to the rim. The tray rests on four ball feet that have been reattached. Centered on one side is a drop-shaped handle, hollow-formed with a sheet applied to form a smooth back. It is soldered to a cast scrolled bracket that laps over the edge of the tray. The snuffers are of scissors form, riveted where the two arms cross, and with small oval rings for handles. One arm has a curved shallow pan with a deep rim attached to one blade and a shaped, pointed tip. The opposite arm is fitted with a flat blade that matches the pan opposite. A thin wedge of steel is inset to form an edge on each blade. The snuffers are assembled from cast and fabricated parts.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on each an unidentified crest (demiwolf rampant). INSCRIPTIONS: engraved on underside, 10=8=0; scratched 1840.

    Markings

    On top, Britannia; date letter l; lion's head erased; maker's mark ANe (Grimwade 68)

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall (Tray): 4.8 x 28.2 x 17 cm, 313.7 gm (1 7/8 x 11 1/8 x 6 11/16 in., 0.7 lb.) Overall (Snuffer): 3.2 x 14.4 cm, 118.2 gm (1 1/4 x 5 11/16 in., 0.3 lb.)

    Accession Number

    33.95a-b

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Mug

    English (London)
    1707–08
    Marked by Nathaniel Lock (free 1687)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The cylindrical tapering body rests on a modeled base. It is formed of raised sheet. An applied molded wire and a series of incised lines divide the body horizontally into thirds. The rim is thickened and applied wire. The ear-shaped handle, fabricated from four pieces, has been reattached to the body, leaving patches at the upper and lower junctures.

    Inscription

    Engraved on underside: B / H * E; scratched on underside: Revd. S. Sneade / Brand Lane Ludlow 1786, M-S / 72842 / A.D. 1707.

    Markings

    To right of handle, maker's mark Lo ( Grimwade 1948) (repeated on handle); Britannia; lion's head erased; date letter m .

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 10.7 cm ( 4 3/16 in.); W. 13.3 cm (5 1/4 in.); Diam of rim: 8.6 cm (3 3/8 in.); Weight: 319 gm (10 oz 5 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.98

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Communion Cup and Paten and Cover

    English (London)
    1714–15
    Marked by John Fawdery (free 1695)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The raised bell-shaped cup has a slightly flared rim and rests on a cylindrical stem on a domed, stepped foot. The stem is formed of two raised sections with a molded midband. The circular paten/cover has a molded raised rim and a molded ring at the center.

    Inscription

    Engraved on the side of cup and on paten, the sacred monogram, engraved around the the foot of the cup and around the paten "Ex Dono Rollandi Williams in Templum Diva Maria in Antegua"; scratched on inside of foot, 1107.

    Markings

    Near rim amd repeated on paten, date letter t; Britannia; lion's head erased; maker's mark FA(Grimwade 662);

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933).

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833–1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 25 cm (9 13/16 in.); Diam of rim: 13.8 cm (5 7/16 in.); Weight: 802 gm (25 0z 16 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.102a-b

    Medium or Technique

    Silver gilt

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  • Kettle and Stand

    English (London)
    1717–18
    Marked by Ambrose Stevenson (free 1701)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The pear-shaped faceted body rests on an open three-legged stand. The lower section of the body is raised, and the faceted neck is cast in two sections, joined vertically. The foot of the kettle is formed by a strip of sheet. The domed, stepped cover is cast in one piece and surmounted by a wooden finial. The curved, faceted spout is cast in two pieces. The handle, joined to the body with heavy hinges, has a wooden baluster section between two curved, faceted silver segments. A lamp, with a molded, faceted rim, is suspended between the three legs. The legs, hollow-cast in section and seamed vertically, are of faceted baluster shape surmounted by scrolls, on top of which rests the faceted rim. The kettle fastens with a hinge in front and a peg in back, secured with removable pins.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on each side the coat of arms, crest and motto of Grove impaling O'Grady, for Sir Thomas-Fraser Grove(1823-1897) and Katherine-Grace O'Grady (d.1879) whom he married in 1847. INSCRIPTIONS: iscratched on underside of kettle: "Geo I/1717/A Stevenson/9102_10/R(?)W 2 44)/ 1HTuTu".

    Markings

    On underside of kettle and of stand, maker's mark St (Grimwade 2638); Britannia (repeated on handle); lion's head erased (repeated on handle); date letter B. On kettle handle, to right of hinge, on underside, on rim of stand, on leg of stand, and on bezel of lamp cover, French import mark used from 1 July 1893

    Provenance

    June 18, 1902, sold at Christie's, London, lot 29, and bought by S.J. Phillips, London. By 1913, with J.H. Fitzhenry, ESQ.; November 17, 1913, sold at Christie's, London, lot 59, and bought by Crichton Brothers, London. 1933, Anonymous gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    Height: 36.3 cm (14 5/16 in.), weight: 25.9 cm (10 3/16 in.), diameter: 8 1/4 in., weight: 2,894.2 gm (91 oz 12 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.107

    Medium or Technique

    Silver; wood

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  • Sugar Bowl

    English (London)
    20th century, bearing marks for 1721–22
    Marked by Richard Green (English, active 1703-1753)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The cream jug, raised from sheet, has a pear-shaped octagonal body and rests on a cast octagonal stepped foot. A molded wire is applied to the midsection. The scrolled handle is cast in two vertical pieces, set opposite a triangular spout with a rounded drop. The raised sugar bowl has a bulbous octagonal body and rests on a plain octagonal foot. It has a molded wire around its middle and rim, and two cast scrolled handles with rounded drops.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on the side, an unidentified crest (a boar's head erased). INSCRIPTIONS: engraved on underside, "S*P", "5=11"; scratched, "9659".

    Markings

    On underside, maker's mark G with an R for Richard Green (first mark entered 1703)(Grimwade 876); date letter F; lion's head erased; Britannia.

    Provenance

    1933, given anonymously to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 7.2 cm x W. 21.9 cm x D. 7.9 cm (2 13/16 x 8 5/8 x 3 1/8 in.); Weight:164.4 gm (5oz 6dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.115

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Cream Jug

    English (London)
    20th century, bearing marks for 1721–22
    Marked by Bowles Nash

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The cream jug, raised from sheet, has a pear-shaped octagonal body and rests on a cast octagonal stepped foot. A molded wire is applied to the midsection. The scrolled handle is cast in two vertical pieces, set opposite a triangular spout with a rounded drop. The raised sugar bowl has a bulbous octagonal body and rests on a plain octagonal foot. It has a molded wire around its middle and rim, and two cast scrolled handles with rounded drops.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on side, an unidentifiable crest : (a lion's head erased on a ducal coronet). INSCRIPTIONS: engraved on underside, "LC"; "7=1";scratched, "10452".

    Markings

    On the underside, maker's mark NAfor Bowles Nash (first mark entered 1721)(Grimwade 2083);date letter F; lion's head erased; Britannia.

    Provenance

    1933, given anonymously to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H.11.6 cm x W. 10.5 x D. 6.6 cm (4 9/16 x 4 1/8 x 2 5/8 in.); Weight: 209 gm (6 oz 15 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.116

    Medium or Technique

    Metal

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  • Saucepan

    English (London)
    1722–23
    Marked by George Greenhill Jones (first mark entered 1719)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The baluster body has a slightly flaring rim and a small shaped pouring spout. The body is raised from sheet, and the cylindrical mount for the wooden handle, at a right angle to the spout, is formed from seamed sheet. The body has been rehammered.

    Inscription

    Scrathced "No 267" "oz 2=18" "2133"

    Markings

    On underside, maker's mark IO (Grimwade 1563); lion's head erased; date letter G; Britannia.

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 9.7 cm x W. 15.9 cm x D. 7.7 cm (3 13/16 x 6 1/4 in.); Weight: 96.4 gm (3 oz 2 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.118

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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  • Salver

    English (London)
    1725–26
    Marked by Isaac Ribouleau (first mark entered 1724)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The rectangular salver has a shaped rim and incurved corners. It is formed from sheet, with an applied rim, cast in four parts. The four faceted scrolled feet are cast.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved in the center, the arms of Horn, Horne, Mathews, Matthews, Montfichett, or St. Owen impaling Hebden or Winchingam. INSCRIPTIONS: engraved on underside, "52=10"

    Markings

    On underside, maker's mark IR (Grimwade 1610) (struck twice); lion passant; leopard's head crowned; date letter K.

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 3.3 cm x W. 38.4 cm x D. 31.7 cm (1 5/16 x 15 1/8 x 12 1/2 in.); Weight: 1,559.3 gm (50 oz 3 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.123

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

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    Europe

    Classifications

    Silver

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  • Saucepan

    English (London)
    1725–26
    Marked by William Fleming (free 1695)

    Object Place: Europe, London, England

    Description

    The baluster body has a slightly flaring rim and a shaped triangular pouring spout. The body is raised from sheet, and the cylindrical mount for the wooden handle, at a right angle to the spout, is formed from seamed sheet. The body has been rehammered.

    Inscription

    ARMORIALS: engraved on side, the arms of Hooker, alias Vowell, or Downing, co. Essex, possibly with Hillary, co. Norfolk, Masculer, or Berge in pretence. INSCRIPTIONS: on underside, engraved 5=3

    Markings

    On underside of pan, maker's mark FL (Grimwade 694, see note); lion's head erased; Britannia; date letter K

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall (pan): H. 9.9 cm x W. 19.1cm x D. 9 cm.(3 7/8 x 7 1/2 x 3 9/16 in.); Weight: 175.8 gm (5 oz 13 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.124

    Medium or Technique

    Silver

    Not On View

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    Europe

    Classifications

    Silver

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  • Coffeepot

    English (Exeter)
    1727–28
    Marked by Joseph Collier

    Object Place: Europe, Exeter, England

    Description

    The cylindrical, tapering body is formed from sheet and seamed behind the handle. The inset base has a molded foot and rim. The faceted curved spout, cast in two pieces and seamed vertically, has a baluster drop. A high domed cover has a baluster finial and a bezel. The wooden handle is mounted on cast, scrolled brackets at a right angle to the spout.

    Inscription

    Scratched "12943"/J Collier/London/1727".

    Markings

    On underside, maker's mark JC (Jackson,1989, p293);date letter c; leopard's head corwned; lion passant; castle.

    Provenance

    Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

    Credit Line

    Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

    Details

    Dimensions

    H. 24.1 cm x W. 16.1 x D. 15.5 cm (9 1/2 x 6 5/16 x 6 1/8 in.); Weight: 674.7 gm (21 oz 14 dwt)

    Accession Number

    33.126

    Medium or Technique

    Silver, wood

    Not On View

    Collections

    Europe

    Classifications

    Silver

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