Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Eighteenth-Century American Arts No. 143; Buhler, 1972, No. 40
Overall (h x dia. of lip): 8.6 x 5.9 cm (3 3/8 x 2 5/16 in.); Weight: 3 oz, 1 dwt.
Medium or Technique
Burton A. Cleaves Gallery (Gallery LG27)
Globular body, gadrooned base and reeded shoulder, cylindrical neck with reeded midband. Moulded base-band. Scroll handle with beading.
Engraved MW on bottom. Added in thin dotted script on front: MP / to / FWP.
IC fluer-de-lis on bottom and at neck near handle
Mary Willoughby, m. Thomas Barton, 1710; their granddaughter Mary Toppan (1744-1817), m. Benjamin Pickman IV (1740-1819); their son Benjamin (1763-1843), whose youngest son was Francis Willoughby Pickman; Martha (Codman) Karolik, his great-niece; 1926, lent by Miss Codman to MFA; 1939, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Karolik to MFA. (Accession date: Jan 12, 1939)
The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts