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Broad-rimmed plate on trumpet foot. Engraved with elaborate design of flowers & animals


Initials TMB over prickwork design, script RP on bottom


TD six pellets below in rose form in heart shaped punch on rim


Possibly made for Mary and Thomas Barton (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: Granddaughter of Francis Willoughby (deputy governor of Massachusetts, 1665-1671), Mary 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); his aunt, Rachel, may be the RP inititals; 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

about 1680–90

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 26


Overall: 8.1 x 9.4 x 28.7 cm (3 3/16 x 3 11/16 x 11 5/16 in.)

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Silver hollowware