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Daniel Henchman, American, 1730 - 1775, Nathaniel Hurd, American, 1729 - 1777, Boston, Massachusetts

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1772-1773

Silver

Overall: 6 1/8 x 10 3/4 in. (15.6 x 27.3 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of John Wentworth, Royal Governor of New Hampshire, and friends, to the Reverend Eleazar Wheelock, D.D., President, and to his successors in that office

M.773.1

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

1600-1800

Object Name

Tools and Equipment: Food Service

Classification

Decorative Arts

On view

Inscription

Marked on bottom: Henchman [in rectangle]; engraved in calligraphic design on side: N. H. scp; engraved on side: His Excellency John Wentworth Esq.r [r superscript], / Governor of the Province of New Hampshire, / And those Friends who accompanied him / To Dartmouth College the first Commencement 1771. / In Testimony of their Gratitude and good Wishes / Present this to the / Rev.d [d superscript] Eleazer Wheelock, D. D. President / And to his Successors in that Office.

Exhibition History

Upon This Occassion, loan exhibition of important presentation silver from colonial times to the present, Towle Silversmith Gallery, Newburyport, Massachusetts, June 1-November 1, 1955.

New England Silver at Dartmouth College: A Tribute to Frank L. Harrington, Class of 1924, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 3-August 20, 1989, no. 38.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 18-August 7, 1987.

In Praise of America: American Decorative Arts, 1650-1830, National Gallery of Art, New York, New York, February 17-July 6, 1980.

Harrington Silver Case, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 26, 1985-January 12, 1986.

Harrington Silver Case, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 12-November 10, 1977.

Harrington Silver Case, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, November 10, 1977-February 16, 1978.

Harrington Silver Case, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 21-September 1979.

Harrington Silver Case, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26-April 30, 1976.

American Decorative Art at Dartmouth, Dartmouth College Museum and Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 10-March 1, 1981, no. 22.

American Church Silver of the Seventheenth and Eighteenth Centuries with a Few Pieces of Domestic Plate, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, July-December 1911 (no. 553).

American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 9-December 9, 2007.

Publication History

Wendy A. Cooper, In Praise of America: American Decorative Arts, 1650-1830, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1980, fig. 13.

Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewlers, Hanover: University Press of New England, p. 538-541, 1998.

Patricia E. Kane, "Nathaniel Hurd: The Life of a Colonial Silversmith and Engraver," in Porticus, Volume 20, Rochester, New York: Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, 2001, 10 pp., ill. p. 15, fig. 11.

Margaret J. Moody, American Decorative Arts at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1981, no. 22.

Jaquelynn Baas and Charles Willard Moore, Treasures of the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1985, fig. 88, p. 106.

Dick Hoefnagel with the collaboration of Virginia L. Close, Eleazar Wheelock and the Adventurous Founding of Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire: Hanover Historical Society, The Durand Press, 2002, 143 pp., ill. p. 63, detail ill. pp. 64 + 65.

Dick Hoefnagel and Virginia L. Close, Journey to Hanover, August 1771, Dartmouth College Library Bulletin, November 1995, Volume XXXVI, Number 1, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1995, pp. 2-16, ill. p. 7, 9, 10

Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, Barbara J. MacAdam, July 1985, p. 44-45, ill. p. 44.

Barbara J. MacAdam, New England Silver at Dartmouth College: A Tribute to Frank L. Harrington, Class of 1924, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1989, no. 38.

Barbara J. MacAdam, Marks of Distinction, Two Hundred Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art, Manchester, Vermont: Hudson Hills Press, 2005, pp. 13, ill. p. 13, fig. 1.

Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, frontispiece, p. 193, no. 162.

American Church Silver of the Seventheenth and Eighteenth Centuries with a Few Pieces of Domestic Plate, Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, p. 64. no. 553, ill. Plate 18.

"A Rare William III Montieth" The Magazine Antiques. Volume 66, 1954, p. 436.

Provenance

John Wentworth (1737-1820), Royal Governor of New Hampshire, and friends, to the Reverend Eleazar Wheelock (1711-1779), D.D., President, and to his successors in that office; given to present collection, 1773.

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