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Cylindrical body, moulded bands at top & bottom, curved base. Flat moulded cover, turned finial, cusped purchase, scroll handle.

Inscription

Engraved "This belongs to the Church in Brattle Street 1711" in foliated panel.

Marks

IN fleur-de-lis below inscription in shield.

Provenance

About 1711, Brattle Street Church, Boston, which became the Church in Brattle Square; May 28, 1906, lent by the Church in Brattle Square, Boston to MFA; church dissolved by 1913; 1913, gift of the Benevolent Fraternity of Churches to the MFA. (Accession date: March 6, 1913)

Credit Line

Gift of the Benevolent Fraternity of Churches

1711

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 93

Dimensions

Overall: 30.5 x 10.8 x 15.9 cm (12 x 4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.404

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware