Sugar Scissors

Samuel Minott, American, 1732 - 1803

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about 1775

Silver

Overall: 4 1/2 x 1 7/8 in. (11.4 x 4.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Louise C. and Frank L. Harrington, Class of 1924

M.967.44

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

1600-1800

Object Name

Tools and Equipment: Household Accessory

Classification

Decorative Arts

Not on view

Inscription

Marked twice-on inside of each grip: SM [pellet between, in rectangle]; engraved on joint, in script: E Day [pellet between]

Exhibition History

The Rococo Style in New England Silver, Harrington Silver Case, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 13, 2012.

Harrington Silver Case, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, August 12, 2009-present.

American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 9-December 9, 2007.

Harrington Silver Case, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 25, 1997--November 6, 2006.

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. 59.

Harrington Silver Case, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 28, 1981-June 7, 1982.

Harrington Silver Case, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 2-October 11, 1978.

Harrington Silver Case, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 4-June 1, 1977.

American Silver, Barrows Print Room, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 27-November 3, 1974.

Massachusetts Silver of the Colonial Period, Strauss Gallery, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 1972.

Harrington Silver Case, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 1-30, 1964.

Colonial Days, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunkport, Maine, July 30-August 3, 1963.

Publication History

Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewlers, Hanover: University Press of New England, p. 686-694, 1998.

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. 59.

Kathryn C. Buhler, Massachusetts Silver in the Frank L. and Louise C. Harrington Collection, Worcester, Massachusetts: Barre Publishers, 1965, p.92, ill. p. 93.

Provenance

Clifford D. Hanson (1904-1983) [dealer], Westborough, Massachusetts; sold to Frank L. Harrington, Sr. (1902-1988), Worcester, Massachusetts, December 1957 [purchased as a Christmas gift for Louise Cronin Harrington (1904-2000)]; given to present collection, April 1967.

This record was created from historic documentation and may not have been reviewed by a curator; it may be inaccurate or incomplete.

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