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The raised gourd-shaped body is set on a molded and stepped foot. The cast S-scrolled spout has a baluster drop at base; a leaf-and-scroll ornament adorns the spout, and leafy decoration appears on its retracted upper lip. The stepped high dome is surmounted by a cast pinecone finial. A four-part...

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Inscription

Probably later engraving of "CCW" in entwined sprigged script on body to left of handle; to right of handle in same script appears "CCW / to JWP."

Marks

On base above center point is stamped "Henchman" within a rectangle.

Provenance

Purchased at a Sotheby Parke-Bernet sale in 1978 by S. J. Shrubsole Corporation of New York. Subsequently purchased in 1979 by Mrs. Richard E. Summers (Phebe Gould Williams) of Frederick, Maryland, and made a partial sale/partial gift to the Museum in 1981.

Credit Line

Marion E. Davis Fund and gift in memory of Emma Jane Henchman Kimball and Harriet Kimball Williams by Phebe W. Summers

about 1760–75

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

29.2 x 23.3 x 12.5 cm (11 1/2 x 9 3/16 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

1981.171

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware