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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.


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


IC crowned coney below in shield on bottom


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


Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 62


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

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Silver hollowware