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The body is raised with straight sides curving inward to a molded ring foot. Heavy molding strengthens the upper rim. Chased and engraved foliate ornament surrounds the inscription.

Inscription

Engraved "Mrs N. Ward / Roxbury. / 1854" in script and centered on the front within a reserve framed by chased foliate scrolls.

Marks

Incised "N. HARDING & CO." in uppercase Roman letters on the bottom. Ada Mark * F4440

Provenance

Mrs. N. Ward was born Ruth Stetson Gurney (1814 – 1863) in Saco, Maine; m. Nahum Ward (1801 – 1858) in 1845 after his first wife, her sister, had died two years earlier. The cup descended from Ruth Ward to her daughter Susan Nahum Ward (b. 1845) and Lyman Jabez Clark (1835 – 1918), m. 1866; to their children Mabel Gurney Clark (b. 1870) and Francis Lyman Clark (b. 1877), the donors.

Credit Line

Gift of Mabel Gurney Clark and F. Lyman Clark in memory of their mother, Susan Ward Clark

1854

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 9.7 x 8.6 cm, 0.18 kg (3 13/16 x 3 3/8 in., 0.4 lb.)

Accession Number

54.513

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware