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The raised tulip-shaped vessel is soldered to a cast splayed foot with an applied foot ring. The scrolled cast handle has a thumbgrip and double drop at upper joining to body; the lower section has a simplified bud-and-tendril terminus, a distinctively broad gap for the air vent, and an...

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The thumbgrip is engraved "G / N * L" in shaded roman letters.


The touchmark "B.Goodwin," rendered in upper and lower case within a rectangle, is struck on the base of the vessel below the center point.


Fashioned by the silversmith for his brother Nathaniel Goodwin (1724 – 1766) and Lydia LeBaron (also spelled LeBarron) (1724 – 1801), m. 1745/46. She was the daughter of physician Lazarus LeBaron (1698 – 1773) of Plymouth, Massachusetts, and his first wife, Lydia Bartlett LeBaron (1697/98 – 1742).2 The cann descended to their son Nathaniel (1748 – 1819), a trader, and his wife, Mary Jackson (d. 1779), m. 1769; by descent to their daughter Lydia Goodwin (1779 – 1846) and Joseph Locke (1772 – 1853) of Billerica, Massachusetts, m. 1803; to their daughter Harriet Locke (b. 1807) and John Donaldson Locke (b. 1791) of Louisville, Kentucky, m. 1838. To their son Joseph Henry Locke (b. 1841) and Fannie Buckminster Churchill; by descent to their son Hersey Goodwin Locke (1863 – 1922)3 and Julia Delaplaine Williams Emory (d. after 1922); to their daughter Anne Locke (1903 – 1971) of New York City and her husband, Charles Darrow Gowing (1905 – 1990), of Brookline, Massachusetts, m. 1932

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Gowing, in memory of Anne Locke Gowing


Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts


12.4 x 13.4 x 8.1 cm (4 7/8 x 5 1/4 x 3 3/16 in.)

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Silver hollowware