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Chafing dish (one of pair)

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Cylindrical with everted rim; three scroll supports with claw feet and double spiral tips. Pierced in leaf and scroll design above band of broken ovals at bottom. Poerced circular disc held in place at midband by nut and screw.


Engraved in block letters on bottom WEP


Marked IC crowned cony below in shaped shield on side and on disc


1819, Inventoried in estate of Benjamin Pickman IV (1740-1819), Salem, Massachusetts; (1) By descent to Sally Pickman Loring Dwight (1859-1913); May 5, 1916 lent by the Estate of Sally Pickman Dwight; May 17, 1918, transferred to the estate of their son Lawrence Dwight (1896-1918); June 28, 1918, returned to estate of Lawrence Dwight; by descent to his cousin; March 17, 1920, lent by Mrs. Dudley Leavitt Pickman to MFA; 1931, gift of Mr and Mrs Dudley Leavitt Pickman to MFA. (Accession date: May 7, 1931) 1: Benjamin IV's son Thomas (1773-1817), m. second Sophia Palmer (1786-1862); their daughter Mary Toppan (1816-1878), m. Dr. George Bailey Loring, 1851; their daughter Sally Pickman Loring (1859-1913), m. Theodore F. Dwight.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Leavitt Pickman


Object Place

Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 60


Overall (h. x dia or rim): 10.2 x 13.5 cm (4 x 5 5/16 in.); Weight: 13 oz, 16 dwt.

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Silver hollowware