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The thick sides curve to a slightly dombed bottom with center point beneath. The rope-twisted wire handles were probably bent from their original form. It is mended at the handle, broken at the side opposite the markes.

Inscription

Curdely chased lines form C/IE on bottom. Heavily chased and engraved H/IM on side. Hall scratched twice on bottom and 1790 three times.

Marks

RS/IS rose above in shaped punch

Provenance

In 1772, owned by Jacob (b. 1749) and Mary Hall, Medford, Massachusetts, great-grandparents of the donor. (1) Descended to their son, Jacob (b. September 21, 1773) and his wife Mary; to Jacob II's sisters, Mary and Elizabeth Hall: thence to their grand-niece, Mary Elizabeth Lombard of Boston; 1913, given by Miss Lombard to the MFA. (Accession date: May 1, 1913 ) 1: The donor indicated that it was included "on the list of family silver dated 1790 . . . as 'Silver Cup marked upon the bottom C / I E & on the side H / I M with 2 twisted handles.'"

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary Elizabeth Lombard in memory of Mary Elizabeth Hall

1652–80

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 3

Dimensions

Other (Base): 7.9cm (3 1/8in.) Overall: 3.5 x 7.9 x 4 cm (1 3/8 x 3 1/8 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.561

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware