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Description

Silver cann with a bulbous body, molded foot, double scroll handle with acanthus leaf cresting, and engraved with the Ward-Burrill coat of arms.

Details

Maker
Burt, Samuel, 1724-1754 (Silversmith)
Date
ca. 1744
Inscriptions
"Joshua Ward / Born Aug 19 1699 Died Dec 2 1779 / Married his second wife / Lydia Burrill Hawkes / Jan'y 21st 1744 / Arms / Ward-Burrill" (Essex Institute loan form of 1971 states that this inscription could be modern.)
"Samuel / Burt" (stamped)
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
silver (metal)
Object type
Food Service T&E; Drinking Vessels
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Cann
canns
Cup
silver (metal)
Dimensions
5 3/8 (H), 2 7/8 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.1127
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
223444

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