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Gourd-shaped, embossed on lower half of body with figure of child coming from flower on each side and varoius flowers (tulips carnations and daisies?). Plain neck with moulded rim. Beaded and scrolled cast handles with woman's head on shoulders.

Inscription

Engraved IMM in block letters on bottom and Oliver Wendell Holmes in later script on neck.

Marks

IC fleur-de-lis below in shaped heart on bottom and neck.

Provenance

John and Mary (Brattle) Mico, m. 1689; by inheritance to Jacob Wendell (1691-1761) of Albany, who worked for John Mico; by descent to Mr and Mrs Edward Jackson Holmes (1); 1930, lent by Mr and Mrs Holmes to the MFA; 1941, returned; 1960, re-lent by Mrs. Holmes; 1965, bequest of Mrs. Holmes to the MFa. (Accession date: March 10, 1965) 1: Jacob m. 1714 Sarah Oliver; their son Oliver m. 1762 Mary Jackson; their daughter Sarah, m. 1801 Rev Abiel Holmes; their son Oliver Wendell Holmes, m. 1840 Amelia Lee Jackson; their son Oliver Wendell Holmes m. 1861 Fanny Dixwell; his nephew Edward Jackson Holmes.

Credit Line

The Edward Jackson Holmes Collection—Bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

about 1690

Object Place for Label

Boston, Massachusetts

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 34

Dimensions

Overall (h x dia of base): 14.3 x 13 cm (5 5/8 x 5 1/8 in.); Other (Dia of rim): 14.6 cm (5 3/4 in.); Weight: 26 oz., 17 1/2 dwt.

Accession Number

65.388

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware