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The elliptical body with curving sides has panels of fluting on either side of the handle and spout. It is formed of seamed sheet, with an inset base. The panel in the center of each side and that below the spout is engraved with bright-cut floral sprays, deeply worn. A band of bright-cut...

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Inscription

Engraved on side, MD; engraved on underside, 1802.

Marks

Below spout, maker's mark PB/AB/WB (Grimwade 2141); lion passant; leopard's head crowned; sovereign's head; date letter E.

Provenance

Martha Coffin (1783-1832) of Salem, Massachusetts, who married Richard Derby, by descent through the family to her great-great-granddaughter; Gift of Jeannie U. Dupee to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 27, 1985)

Credit Line

Gift of Jeannie U. Dupee

English (London), 1800–01

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

H. 12.1cm x W. 7.3 cm x D.12.5 cm (4 3/4 x 2 7/8 x 4 15/16 in.) Weight: 144.6 gm (4 oz 13 dwt)

Accession Number

1985.64

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver