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Monteith

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A narrow stamped band with a delicate acorn-and-oak-leaf motif enlivens and strengthens the crenelated rim of the oblong bowl of the monteith, which curves down and in toward the conforming short-waisted base trimmed with an applied band of gadrooning and set on ball feet. Looped cast handles...

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Inscription

Inscribed on front: "Com. O.H. Perry / Conquered the Enemy / on Lake Erie / Sept. 10, 1813"; on back: "Presented / by the Citizens / of Boston"

Marks

On the bottom "Churchill & Treadwell" in a rectangle stamped twice and "573-842 or 873-842 / S19596" scratched into the surface.

Provenance

From Oliver Hazard Perry (1785 – 1819), m. Elizabeth Champlin Mason (1791 – 1858) in 1811; to their son Oliver Hazard Perry (1815 – 1878), m. Elizabeth Ann Randolph (1816 – 1847) in 1837; to their daughter Annie Maria Perry (1838 – 1865), m. James Jackson Storrow (1837 – 1897) in 1861; to their son James Jackson Storrow (1864 – 1926), m. Helen Osborne (b.1864) in 1891; to their son James Jackson Storrow (1892 – 1977), m. Margaret Randolph Rotch (1896 – 1945) in 1916; to their son James Jackson Storrow (1917 – 1984); to his son James Storrow, the donor.

Credit Line

Gift of the Storrow Family

1814

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

16.1 x 40.5 x 20.2 cm (6 5/16 x 15 15/16 x 7 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

1999.133

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware