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The raised tulip-shaped vessel has an applied rim and a splayed molded foot with applied foot ring. The cast broken-scroll handle with foliate thumbgrip and sprigged terminus is soldered directly to the cann at the upper joining and below at an oval disk.

Inscription

None.

Marks

"Henchman" within a rectangle stamped on bottom below center point.

Provenance

Probably purchased by Rev. Edward Holyoke (1689 – 1769) and Margaret Appleton (1701 – 1740), m. 1725, for their son Dr. Edward Augustus Holyoke (1728 – 1829), m. Mary Vial (1737 – 1802) in 1759; to their daughter Susannah Holyoke (1779 – 1860) and Joshua Ward (1776 – 1840), m. 1799; to their daughter Susannah (Susan) Ward (1813 – 1844) and Salem portrait painter Charles Osgood (1809 – 1890), m. 1838; to their son the Hon. Charles Stuart Osgood (1839 – 1897) and Elizabeth White Batchelder (b. 1846), m. 1867; to their son, a namesake of the original owner, Edward Holyoke Osgood (1882 – 1952), and Mary Nickerson (1888 – 1975), m. 1915; by descent to their son William Osgood, the donor.

Credit Line

Gift of William B. Osgood in memory of the cann's first owner, Edward Holyoke (1689-1769)

about 1755–69

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

12 x 13.5 x 8.9 cm (4 3/4 x 5 5/16 x 3 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1983.550

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware