Beaker (one of a pair)

about 1716


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

Overall: 15.1 x 10.3 cm (5 15/16 x 4 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

1984.211

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Burton A. Cleaves Gallery (Gallery LG27)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware

This raised inverted bell-shaped beaker rises from a small mold-drawn foot ring and flares outward at applied molded rim. Imperfections from the latter are evident inside rim. A center point is evident on the bottom.

Inscription

Engraved "E:Brattle to Mr Holyokes Church." in script on wall of vessel.

Markings

Marked "IC" crowned, above a coney, all within a shield, once on side of vessel opposite inscription and once on bottom of beaker.
Ada Mark * F3863 (base), * F3864 (reverse)

Provenance

Given of Edward Brattle (1670 – 1719), Marblehead, to the Second Congregational Church in Marblehead, Massachusetts (later called the Unitarian Universalist Church in Marblehead); 1984, purchased by the MFA from the church. (Accession date: June 13, 1984)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by a friend of the Department of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture and the Mary S. and Edward Jackson Holmes Fund