about 1695

Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 38


Overall (h x dia of base): 10.3 x 7.5 cm (4 1/16 x 2 15/16 in.); Other (dia of rim): 8.9 cm (3 1/2 in.); Weight: 6 oz., 11 dwt.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View




Silver hollowware

Small beaker with straight sides and with slightly flaring lip taper to applied molded baseband, the edge perhaps slightly cut. Crude strap handle has been added with incised lines at edges, poorly soldered at rim, where body is cracked, and slightly above baseband, has curled tip. Hole in body at upper part of the engraved R has been repaired.


Engraved HNR on front, added on large script monogram.


Buhler mark a, very worn, at left of handle and in center of bottom over center point.


Mary Willoughby (b. Salem 1676), granddaughter of Francis Willoughby (deputy governor of Massachusetts, 1665-1617), m. Thomas Barton 1710; their daughter Mary, m. Dr. Bezaleel Toppan; their daughter Mary (1744-1817), m. Benjamin Pickman IV (1740-1819) 1762; their son Thomas (1773-1817), m. second Sophia Palmer (1786-1862); their daughter Mary Toppan (1816-1878), m. Dr. George Bailey Loring, 1851; their daughter Sally Pickman Loring (1859-1913), m. Theodore F. Dwight; their son Lawrence (1896-1918), cousin of donor, lent in 1928, given in 1942

Credit Line

The Philip Leffingwell Spalding Collection—Given in his memory by Katharine Ames Spalding and Philip Spalding, Oakes Ames Spalding, and Hobart Ames Spalding