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The apple-shaped body has a circular foot rim and a molded wire around the rim of the pot. the spout is straight-side and tapered, and the mounts for the ear-shaped wooden handle are cylindrical with molded edges. The flat, circular lid is attached to the body with a molded triangular hinge. The...

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Inscription

Engraved on side, "Elspeth Burnet m 1705/ Alexander Middleton Jr / Mary Middleton / May Lovell / Mary Lovell Pickard / Ann Bent Ware / Mary Pickard Winsor / Mary Pickard Winsor 2nd/Eleanor Trumbull m. 1942." Engraved on underside in monogram, A.B.W.; scratched on underside, T43980.

Marks

On underside, maker's mark RC in a rectangle (similar to jackson 1989, p. 583); partially obscured Gothic letter, AB in a shape shield (for Aberdeen).

Provenance

According to tradition, Elspeth Burnet, wife of Alexander Middleton, Sr., to their son, Alexander Middleton, Jr. (d. 1750), who married Ann Todd, to their daughter Mary Middleton (1736-1817), who married James Lovell (1737-1814/16), to their daughter Mary Lovell (1769-1812), who married Mark Pickard (1751-1823), to their daughter Mary Lovell Pickard (1798-1849), who married Henry Ware, Jr. (1794- 1843), to their daughter Ann Bent Ware (1830-1907), who married Frederick Winsor (i 828-i889), to their daughter Mary Pickard Winsor (1860-1950), to her niece, Mary Pickard Winsor II (1896-1919), who married Walter Henry Trumbull (1893-1976), to their daughter, Eleanor Trumbull, who married John Lowell II, Lent by Mrs. John Lowell, February 25, 1971, Gift of Mrs. John Lowell, November 20, 1991

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. John Lowell

Scottish, about 1710–20

Object Place

Aberdeen, Scotland

Dimensions

12.8 x 22 cm (5 1/16 x 8 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1991.686

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware