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Baluster form, convex section above base moulding, flange below bexel. Domed cover with moulding near rim, indented midway, cast angular finial holding pierced panels at top. Tiny hole in body at foot. Two punches indicate point of clousure.

Inscription

Engraved with Charnock arms: argent 3 crosses crosslet on a bed or, on front panel, in scroll cartouche

Marks

IC crowned coney below in shield on bottom

Provenance

John Charnock, Boston (d. 1723); by descent to Mr and Mrs Francis S Dane (1); 1946, lent by Mr and Mrs Dane to the MFA; 1963, purchased from the Danes by the MFA. (Accession date: June 19, 1963) 1: to his second wife and widow Hannah (Holyoke) [who m. 1727 Theophilus Burrill, Lynnn, Massachusetts]; to Charnock's son John (b. 1701by first marriage to Mary (King)), he m. Emma, sister of the goldsmith John Blowers; their son John (b. 1726); his adopted daughter, Polly (Brown) Charnock (d. 1840), m. Nathan Dane (1752-1835), uncle of Francis S. Dane.

Credit Line

Marion E. Davis Fund

1710–20

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 62

Dimensions

Overall: 4.9 x 15.9 cm (1 15/16 x 6 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

63.956

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware