Tankard

Benjamin Burt, American, 1729 - 1805
Boston, Massachusetts

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about 1760

Silver

Overall: 8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm)

Base: 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm)

Lid: 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm)

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

M.968.40

Geography

Place Made: United States, North America

Period

1600-1800

Object Name

Tools and Equipment: Food Service

Research Area

Decorative Arts

Not on view

Inscriptions

Marked at left of handle: BENJAMIN / BURT [in cartouche]; engraved on handle: IDE [D superscript, above stylized cross]

Course History

HIST 9.1, Empires and Colonies in North America, Paul Musselwhite, Fall 2014

Exhibition History

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.

American Art, Colonial to Modern, Israel Sack Gallery and Rush Family Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26, 2019-September 12, 2021.

American Decorative Art at Dartmouth, Dartmouth College Museum and Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 10-March 1, 1981, no. 19.

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

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

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

Harrington Silver Case, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 16-June 2, 1978.

Harrington Silver Case, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 1984.

Harrington Silver Case, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 30-June 21, 1979.

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

Harrington Silver Case, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, May 14-August 15, 1976.

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

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. 10.

William Hogarth and the Serpentine l'Line of Beauty, Harrington Silver Case, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, August 28-December 5, 1980.

Publication History

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. 10.

Kathryn C. Buhler, Massachusetts Silver in the Frank L. and Louise C. Harrington Collection, Worcester, Massachusetts: Barre Publishers, 1965, p. 76-84, ill. 79.

Margaret J. Moody, American Decorative Arts at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1981, no. 19.

Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewlers, Hanover: University Press of New England, p. 224-240, 1998.

Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 191, no. 160.

Provenance

Clifford D. Hanson (1904-1983) [dealer], Westboro, Massachusetts; sold to Frank L. Harrington, Sr. (1902-1988) and Louise Cronin Harrington (1904-2000), Worcester, Massachusetts, February 3, 1957; given to present collection, 1968.

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