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The raised baluster-form cann has a center point visible on the bottom. The cast stepped and splayed foot has been trimmed on the lathe on the underside and then thickly soldered to vessel. The applied molding has paired scored lines at the flaring lip. A cast two-section scroll handle with...

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"Ex dono Pupillorum" [Given by the students] in script engraved above armorial. "Rev. Daniel Rogers / Exeter, / died, 1785" in script engraved later on base; "1740" engraved on front edge of foot, below arms. Elaborate engraving of Rogers family arms is found on the body opposite handle, the shield emblazoned argent a chevron sable between three bucks trippant azure, in a scroll and acanthus cartouche. The crest is of a buck sable trippant on a torse. Below the mantling, the motto AD ASTRA PER ASPERA (To the star throug hardship) in shaded roman letters is engraved in a banner.


Marked "Hurd" in script within an ellipse to left of handle. Ada Mark * F4723


Commissioned by the Harvard class of 1740 for Daniel Rogers (1707-1785) (HC 1725).1 Descended to his son Daniel Dennison Rogers (1751-1825) and Elizabeth Bromfield (1763-1833) m. 1796, and thence to their daughter Hannah Rogers (1806-1872) and William Powell Mason (1791-1867), m. 1831;2 to their daughter, Elizabeth Rogers Mason (1834-1920) and Walter Channing Cabot (1829-1904) m. 1860;3 to their son Henry Bromfield Cabot (1861-1932) and Anne McMasters Codman (1864-1944) m. 1892 ; to their son Charles Codman Cabot (1900-1976), and his wife, the donor, Ellen P. White Cabot (1903-1997), m. 1929.4 1. Sibley's Harvard Graduates, 7:554-60; 2. P.A.M. Taylor, More than Common Powers of Perception, The Diary of Elizabeth Rogers Mason Cabot (Boston: Beacon Press, 1991). 3. L. Vernon Briggs, History and Genealogy of the Cabot Family 1475-1927 Vol. II. (Boston: Charles E. Goodspeed & Co., 1927), 699-700; ; "The Fayerweather Family of Boston" NEHGR 145 (January 1991):66-7; 4. SSDI (Ellen P. White, 11/11/97, Dedham).

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Gift of Mrs. Charles C. Cabot


Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts


12.2 x 12.6 cm (4 13/16 x 4 15/16 in.)

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Silver hollowware