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Hood Museum of Art
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755
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Silver

One of the first art objects to be given to Dartmouth College was the Daniel Henchman silver monteith, which the Royal Governor presented to the College's founder and first president, Eleazar Wheelock, in 1773 in honor of Dartmouth's first commencement ceremony of 1771. The silver collection later grew dramatically, primarily through the generosity of Frank L. Harrington, Class of 1924, who from the late 1960s through his death in 1988 donated over seventy-five pieces of colonial New England silver. Because of its carefully defined focus, the Harrington collection is unusually comprehensive in its representation of New England's finest silversmiths—John Coney, Jacob Hurd, and Paul Revere among them—and in its reflection of the evolution of forms and styles indigenous to the region.

 

Some highlights with entries from the Hood collection catalogue American Art at Dartmouth:

Benjamin Burt, Tankard, 1760

Benjamin Burt, Pair of Beakers, 1797

John Burt, Salver, about 1725

Samuel Casey, Teapot, about 1755

John Coney, Salver, 1705

Thomas Dane, Chafing Dish, about 1750-55

Jeremiah Dummer, Tankard, about 1690

Samuel Edwards, Sauceboat, about 1740-45

Daniel Henchman and Nathaniel Hurd, Monteith, 1772-73

Jacob Hurd, Teapot, 1745

Henry Hurst, Tankard, about 1710

Jones, Ball and Poor, Woodward and Grosjean, Tea Service, 1846-52

Paul Revere II, Pitcher, 1804

Last Updated: 6/9/09