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Rounded body, large straight neck, ribbed base and rim. Flat cover with moulded finial, small close spout, 2 ribbed strap handles.


Engraved H/DE


Marked ID in heart, fleur-de-lis below


Initials are for Daniel and Elizabeth (Gerrish) Henchman, m. 1713; by descent to John Hancock (1); bought by Bendamin Waldo Lamb from Hancock's estate; by descent to Horatio Appleton Lamb (2);1911, lent by Mr Lamb to the MFA; 1912 returned; 1912, re-lent; 1913, returned; 1917, re-lent; 1917, returned; by 1919, descent to his wife; 1919, lent by Mrs. Lamb; 1921, returned; 1922, re-lent; 1924, returned; 1935, re-lent; 1941, gift of Mrs. Lamb to the MFA. (Accession date: April 10, 1941) 1: To their daughter Lydia (1714-177), m. 1730 Thomas Hancock (d. 1764); his nephew John Hancock. 2: To his daughter Rosanna, m. Joseph Warren Revere; to her cousin, Horatio Lamb.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb


Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 16


Overall (h x dia of foot x dia of rim)): 13.3 x 5.9 x 8.1 cm (5 1/4 x 2 5/16 x 3 3/16 in.); Weight: 8 oz., 13 dwt.

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Silver hollowware