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The raised tulip-shaped vessel is soldered to a cast splayed foot with applied foot ring. An applied molded rim projects a noticeable profile. The cast two-part scrolled handle has a triple drop at the upper joint and an elliptical disk below. A crescent-shaped air vent appears below the handle....

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Inscription

None.

Marks

The touchmark "D [pellet] PARKER" in roman letters is overstruck twice three times on base, above center point.

Provenance

While the original owner of the cann is unknown, it descended in the donor's Boston family along with numerous examples of eighteenth-century paintings, glass, furniture, and silver.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb

Boston, MA, 1750–60

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

13.2 x 13.5 x 8.2 cm (5 3/16 x 5 5/16 x 3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

67.1072

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware