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Almost straight sides curving at rounded bottom, on moulded splayed foot. Moulded rim and domed cover, turned finial. Scroll handle sockets, cover hinged to upper one with acanthus drop on body. Double scroll wooden handle. curved spout, acanthus on tip and boldly fluted lower half (small oval...

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engraved on pourer's side with Symmes arms in assymetrical cartouche with garlands and pendent strawbery. Later script O on other side


J. Coburn in rectangle at left of handle.


Early history unknown. Purchased by the Museum from Shreve, Crump and Low, December 1950 for $2,040.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

about 1750–60

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 263


Overall height: 28.3 cm (11 1/8 in.); Diam of base: 12.7 cm (5 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silver, wood handle




Silver hollowware