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Candlestick, Wrought

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Provenance

Probably made for a member of the Angier family (1). 1819, Inventoried in estate of Benjamin Pickman IV (1740-1819), Salem, Massachusetts; (2) By descent to Sally Pickman Loring Dwight (1859-1913); May 5, 1916 lent by the Estate of Sally Pickman Dwight; May 17, 1918, transferred to the estate of their son Lawrence Dwight (1896-1918); June 28, 1918, returned to estate of Lawrence Dwight; by descent to his cousin; March 17, 1920, lent by Mrs. Dudley Leavitt Pickman to MFA; 1931, gift of Mr and Mrs Dudley Leavitt Pickman to MFA. (Accession date: May 7, 1931) 1: Mary Toppan (1744-1817) married Benjamin Pickman IV. Her grandmother was Sarah Angier Toppan 2: Benjamin IV's son Thomas (1773-1817), m. second Sophia Palmer (1786-1862); their daughter Mary Toppan (1816-1878), m. Dr. George Bailey Loring, 1851; their daughter Sally Pickman Loring (1859-1913), m. Theodore F. Dwight.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Leavitt Pickman

1690–1700

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 44

Dimensions

Overall (h. x dia. of base): 15.7 x 10 cm (6 3/16 x 3 15/16 in.); Weight: 5 oz., 3 1/2 dwt

Accession Number

31.217

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware