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The raised barrel-shaped beaker has a narrow gadrooned band at the foot and a lightly everted lip

Inscription

Engraved in script on body of vessel, "The New North Religious Society / - to - / Ephraim Eliot / - Their Treasurer from 1794-1817 -"

Marks

"HOBBS" marked within a rectangle, and with an eagle facing right within a serrated circle.

Provenance

According to family history, the Samuel Burt teapot, David Jesse porringer, a London-made creampot, a cup by Nathan Hobbs, and a small cann by Harris Stanwood and company were acquired at different dates and passed along the matrilineal line. The cup was acquired in the following manner: Received as a gift to Ephraim Eliot, M.D. (1761-1827), the son of Rev. Andrew Eliot D.D. (1719-1773) and Elizabeth Langdon; Ephraim Eliot married Mary Fleet (1770-1815) in 1793. The cup passed to their daughter, Mary Fleet Eliot (1808-1897) and her husband, Ezekiel Lincoln of Hingham, Massachusestts; to their daughter Helen Frances Lincoln (____-____) the wife of Rev. Charles Williams Duane; to their daughter Louise Duane (____-___), wife of Bodine Wallace; to her daughter, Emily Wallace, in 1947 who donated the teapot in 1985 with her husband, Franklin H. Williams.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs Franklin H. Williams in memory of Louise Bodine Wallace

about 1817

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

8.5 x 5.8 cm (3 3/8 x 2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

1984.513

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware