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Baptismal basin

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Broad rim with slightly moulded edge, deep bowl with domed center.

Inscription

Engraved in panel on rom: "The givt of Mr Benjm Edmond, late of London, Marchant, to the Church in Brattle Street, Boston N.E.1716"

Marks

WC in oval

Provenance

1716, gift of Benjamin Edmond, merchant, to the Brattle Street Church, Boston which became the Church in Brattle Square; May 28, 1906, lent by the Church in Brattle Square to the MFA; Church dissolved by 1913; 1913, gift of the Benevolent Fraternity of Churches to the MFA. (Accession date: March 6, 1913)

Credit Line

Gift of the Benevolent Fraternity of Churches

1716

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 100

Dimensions

Other (Overall): 33cm (13in.)

Accession Number

13.392

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware