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The raised tulip-shaped vessel is soldered to a splayed, molded, cast foot with an applied foot ring. A stepped molded band is applied to the lip. The cast double-scrolled handle has a foliate thumbgrip, flattened buds, and a tendril at its terminus. A small circular air vent is found underneath...

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Inscription

Later engraving in script appears on vessel in two areas opposite the handle. Below the lip are the script initials "MW / 1858." A larger circular device flanked by crossed palms is similarly engraved "WW to TLJ" within reserve.

Marks

To the left of handle is marked "I [pellet] DOANE" in roman letters within a rectangle

Provenance

Original owners unknown; purchased in the twentieth century by the donor and made a gift in 1992.

Credit Line

Gift of the Wunsch Foundation in Recognition of Kathryn C. Buhler

1741–67

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

13.5 x 14 x 8.1 cm (5 5/16 x 5 1/2 x 3 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1982.799

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware