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Goblet (part of three-piece presentation set)

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The bowl of the goblet is raised and sits on a stemmed, domed foot. Beaded trim is applied to the rims of the cup and the foot, and a ribbed band embellishes the stem.

Inscription

"Token / to / I. H. W. / April 1855" opposite Massachusetts arms.

Marks

"N. HARDING & CO." incised in capital letters under bowl and above center point.

Provenance

Col. Isaac Hull Wright (1814 – 1886) and Clementine G. Ballou (b. 1812) of New Hampshire, m. 1837; to their niece Florence Ballou Farrar (b. 1843), who was the daughter of Clementine’s sister Feducia Ballou and Abijah Farrer. Florence Ballou Farrar m. Frederick Henry Viaux (b. 1839) in 1873, and the pitcher descended to their daughter Florence Viaux (1878 – 1981) and her nephew Frederic Ballou Viaux, the donors.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Florence Viaux and Frederic Ballou Viaux

1855

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 15.2 x 8.6 cm (6 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

62.203

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware