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The raised, short, cylindrical form with a flat bottom flares slightly at lip; the center point is evident on the base. A broad lightly hatched field encircling the beaker is contained between two scribed lines placed 3/4 inch (1.9 cm) from lip and base. A shield-shaped device descends from...

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Inscription

The faintly pricked inscirption "T / B * C / 1659" appears within a shield shape on side of beaker.

Marks

Marked on base with touch "IH" within a square, surmounted by a shaped reserve with four clustered shapes. The second mark is to the right of the Hull touchmark, "RS" within a circle, surmounted by a radiant sun within a shaped device.

Provenance

Made for the First Church, Boston; 1906, lent by the First Church to the MFA; 1906, returned; 1910, re-lent; 1970, the First Church merged with the Second Church to become the First and Second Church, Boston; 1999, purchased from the church by the MFA. (Accession date: June 23, 1999)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated anonymously in honor of Jonathan L. Fairbanks

tunn

1659

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

Overall: 9.9 x 9.3 cm, 0.19 kg (3 7/8 x 3 11/16 in., 0.42 lb.)

Accession Number

1999.90

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware