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The raised low vessel with a center point has a defined dome in the base and steps upward to low convex walls and everted rim. A cast keyhole handle is soldered at a slight angle to the rim. At an undetermined date, a spout having a shaped upper section was added at left of handle. A failed...

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Inscription

In a later hand, the script surname "Gelston" is engraved on base.

Marks

Under handle, marked "W:Cowell" in italics within a rectangular punch having a shaped top. Ada Mark * F4727

Provenance

Early history unknown; bequeathed to the Museum in 1932 by the noted Boston collector Charles Hitchcock Tyler.

Credit Line

Bequest of Charles Hitchcock Tyler

about 1750

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

5.5 x 21 cm (2 3/16 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

32.381

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware