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Broad flat rim with molded edge, engraved with elaborate design of cherub's heads within floral sprays.

Inscription

CER, later script RP on bottom.

Marks

IC fleur-de-lis below in heart on rim

Provenance

Early history unknown; possibly owned by family of Love Rawlins, wife of Benjamin Pickman III (1707/8-1773); his sister, Rachel Pickman; Love's son Benjamin IV (1740-1819); (1) By descent to Sally Pickman Loring Dwight (1859-1913); May 5, 1916 lent by the Estate of Sally Pickman Dwight; May 17, 1918, transferred to the estate of their son Lawrence Dwight (1896-1918); June 28, 1918, returned to estate of Lawrence Dwight; by descent to his cousin; March 17, 1920, lent by Mrs. Dudley Leavitt Pickman to MFA; 1931, gift of Mr and Mrs Dudley Leavitt Pickman to MFA. (Accession date: May 7, 1931) 1: Benjamin IV's son Thomas (1773-1817), m. second Sophia Palmer (1786-1862); their daughter Mary Toppan (1816-1878), m. Dr. George Bailey Loring, 1851; their daughter Sally Pickman Loring (1859-1913), m. Theodore F. Dwight.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Leavitt Pickman

1680–1700

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 36

Dimensions

Overall (dia.): 28.4 cm (11 3/16 in.); Weight: 17 oz., 7 1/2 dwt.

Accession Number

31.226

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware