Flat slightly depressed plate on trumpet-shaped foot, gadrooned edges.
Engraved SW in block letters and RP in script beneath
IC fleur-de-lis below in heart on plate
Initials suggest this was probably made for a member of the Willoughby family (1). (2) 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: Mary (b Salem 1676) was the granddaughter of Francis Willoughby (deputy governor of Massachusetts, 1665-1671), she m. Thomas Barton, 1710; in 1758 he bequeathed "unto my dearly beloved wife.. All her Maiden Plate as a Tanckard Spoons ect and as moch more as she may want to be useful for her." 2: Mary and Francis Willoughby's daughter Mary m. Dr. Bezaleel Toppan; their daughter Mary (1744-1817), m. Benjamin Pickman IV (1740-1819); He had an aunt, Rachel, who may be the RP initials; 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.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Leavitt Pickman
- John Coney, English, 1786–1833
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Buhler, 1972, No. 49
Overall (h. x dia of dish): 5.1 x 16 cm (2 x 6 5/16 in.); Dia of foot: 7.3 cm (2 7/8 in.); 5 oz., 11 dwt.
Medium or Technique