Cann

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

ca. 1760

GUSN

GUSN-172740

Description

Silver cann with Fayerweather crest (with three stars only)

Details

Descriptive Terms

canns
silver (metal)
Mug

Label

"Cherished Possessions": In the second half of the eighteenth century, Benjamin Burt was second only to Paul Revere in the quantity of silver he produced. Trained by his father, silversmith John Burt, Benjamin Burt was without question one of Boston's most successful silversmiths. This cann, with the the coat of arms of the Fayerweather family, was made for the Cambridge resident Thomas Fayerweather sometime around 1760. The silver mug nearby was made by Burt's father for Fayerweather's parents.

Inscription

"B BURT" (stamped)
"Benjamin Burt" (stamped)
"ESC dono T.F."

Maker

Burt, Benjamin, 1729-1805 (Maker)

Object Type

Food Service T&E

Credit Line

Bequest of Eleanor Fayerweather

Accession Number

1993.651

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)