Pair of wine coolers

English (probably Sheffield)
about 1790
Artist Unidentified artist

Object Place: Europe, England


Overall: 22 x 34.3 x 23.7 cm (8 11/16 x 13 1/2 x 9 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Fused plate

On View

Oak Hill: Dining Room (Gallery 121A)





Elliptical bowl decorated with chased leaf pattern on plain coved foot. Band of grapevine pattern in repousse and gadrooned molding around rim. Bezeled flat top has two circular openings for cylindrical wells to hold bottles; cylindrical collars in bottom of bowl support wells which have banded rims. Elliptical ring handles affixed to Bacchanalian masks at ends. Set with 41.617.




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About 1790, Elias Hasket Derby (b. 1739 - d. 1799) and his wife, Elizabeth Crowninshield Derby (b. 1736), Salem, MA [see note 1]; by descent to their daughter, Elizabeth Derby (b. 1762 - d. 1814) and her husband, Nathaniel West (b. 1756), Salem; by descent to their daughter, Martha West (b. 1787 - d. 1851), Salem; 1838, gift of Martha West to Elizabeth Endicott (b. 1797 - d. 1866) and Augustus Perry (d. 1871?), Salem [see note 2]; 1871, by inheritance to their nephew, William Crowninshield Endicott (b. 1826 - d. 1900), Salem and Boston; 1900, by inheritance to his son, William Crowninshield Endicott, Jr. (b. 1860 - d. 1936) and his wife, Louise Thoron Endicott, Boston; 1939, sold by Mrs. Endicott to Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963) and Martha Codman Karolik (d. 1948), Newport, RI; 1941, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Maxim Karolik to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 9, 1941)

[1] The provenance is discussed by Edwin J. Hipkiss, Eighteenth-Century American Arts: The M. and M. Karolik Collection (Cambridge, MA, 1941), p. 254, cat. no. 180. [2] The wine coolers were given as a wedding present.

Credit Line

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