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Alms dish

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Large, circular dish having a wide brim, plain applied molding at rim, and a broad flat base.

Inscription

Engraved in flowing script "Belonging to that Church of Christ in / Marblehead of whc the Revd Mr. Edwd. Holyoke / is the Pastor" on rim of dish within a scrolled entablature.

Marks

Within vessel, "IHurd" in a shaped cartouche is stamped directly over center point. Ada Mark * F3847

Provenance

The Second Congregational Church in Marblehead, Massachusetts (later called the Unitarian Universalist Church in Marblehead); purchased by the MFA from the church in 1984.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by a Friend of the Department and the Mary S. and Edward Jackson Holmes Fund

about 1728

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

Overall: 4.8 x 34 cm, 0.99 kg (1 7/8 x 13 3/8 in., 2.18 lb.)

Accession Number

1984.214

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware