Caster (one of a pair)

about 1710
John Coney (American, 1655 or 1656–1722)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 55

Dimensions

Overall (h x dia of foot): 12.5 x 4 cm (4 15/16 x 1 9/16 in.); Weight: 4 oz., 81/2 dwt

Accession Number

42.234

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Burton A. Cleaves Gallery (Gallery LG27)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware

Slightly curving sides on applied moulded baseband with applied strip below bezel. Domed cover with applied moulding at edge to which is applied moulded band on which are lugs for “bayonet” fastening. Turned ball finial on moulded disc on top. Sides of cover engraved, punched and pierced in simple design.

Markings

IC crowned coney below in shield on side and bottom

Provenance

According to C. Louise Avery, this caster and its mate (42.235) formerly belonged to the Gibb family. 1928, lent by Philip Spalding; 1940, transfered to Mrs. Spalding; 1942, gift of Mrs. Spalding and children to MFA. (Accession date: April 9 and 16, 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