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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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Inscription

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

Marks

J. Coburn in rectangle at left of handle.

Provenance

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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

50.3595

Medium or Technique

Silver, wood handle

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware