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Flaring lip, bulbous body ornamented in repousse, six panels of conventionalized tulips on matted ground, three rows of punched dots above, two spaced below. Flat depressed bottom (repaired). Two cast scroll handles with bead and leaf ornament.

Inscription

Pricked in scroll design: BB on one side, ED on other, on latter recent script initials M. LeM.W.

Marks

IH jevice below in heart and RS hollow sun above in shaped punch, on bottom

Provenance

Beriah Bright (b. 1649), m. Isaac Fowle; their grandson Rev. William Smith, m. Elizabeth Quincy, granddaughter of Rev. John and Mary Norton: their daughter Abigail, m. John Adams; descended to Mrs. Strafford (Margaret LeMoine) Wentworth, from whom the piece was bought. 1919, lent by Philip spalding; 1924, returned; 1928, relent; 1940, transfered to Mrs. Spalding; 1942, gift of Mrs. Spalding and children to MFA. (Accession date: April 9 and 16, 1942)

Credit Line

The Philip Leffingwell Spalding Collection—Given in his memory by Katharine Ames Spalding and Philip Spalding, Oakes Ames Spalding, and Hobart Ames Spalding

1660–70

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 4

Accession Number

42.226

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware