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Punch strainer

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The large shallow bowl with applied rim has delicate pierced decoration of numerous small crosses that form a circular field in the lower half of the bowl; an intermittent band of floral elements appears above. A stylized geometric and floral frieze is pierced below the rim. Two simple, flat...

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Inscription

None.

Marks

Marked "P. Revere" in script within a rectangle under the outermost section of each handle.

Provenance

Early history unknown, with possible descent in the family of Gershom (1705-1771) and Hannah Flagg (1711-1784) of Boston, ancestors of the donor. In this century, the punch strainer descended from the Massachusetts antiquarian and American paintings scholar, Reverend Henry Wilder Foote (1875-1964) to his son Caleb Foote, the donor.

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Henry Wilder Foote, 1875–1964

about 1745–50

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

24.1 x 3.5 cm (9 1/2 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1991.1011

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware