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The raised tulip-shaped vessel has a prominent applied, molded rim. A cast, splayed, molded foot with applied foot ring is soldered to the base. A double-scrolled cast handle has an acanthus thumbgrip and tendril at its terminus; a circular air vent appears below the thumbgrip. A separately cast...

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Inscription

Engraved "M / T * A" on bottom of cann below center point. Modern inventory number "191" is engraved twice and each time, circled; and "316" is underlined.

Marks

"IEdwards" touchmark within a rectangle is stamped on base above center point.

Provenance

Early history unknown.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Samuel Nickerson in memory of Samuel Mayo Nickerson

about 1760–80

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

12.3 x 13.3 x 8 cm (4 13/16 x 5 1/4 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1977.769

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware