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The raised body has a center point in the base and slightly tapering sides. A large stepped molding is soldered to base, and a smaller molding with score markings appears at lip. The lid, with center point appearing on both sides, has broad brim with scored edge and a crenate lip opposite and...

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Inscription

An engraving of the Winthrop crest, centered on the vessel to the right and left of the handle, is displayed on a mound vert, a hare courant ppr. "TSB" or "TLB" conjoined in sprigged script engraved on lid. "W" in shaded Gothic letter engraved on body, opposite handle.

Marks

To left and right of handle, "EP" in Roman capitals within a rectangle.

Provenance

According to donor, descended in the Winthrop family of Massachusetts.

Credit Line

Gift of Ada Belle Winthrop-King

about 1760–80

Object Place

Southhampton, New York

Dimensions

16.9 x 20 x 20.2 cm (6 5/8 x 7 7/8 x 7 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

1993.128

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware