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Zachariah Brigden, American, 1734 - 1787

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about 1780

Silver

Base: 3 in. (7.6 cm)

Overall: 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm)

Overall: 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm)

Rim: 2 3/4 in. (7 cm)

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

M.969.76

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

1600-1800

Object Name

Tools and Equipment: Food Service

Classification

Decorative Arts

Not on view

Inscription

Marked on bottom, in script: ZBrigden [pellet between, in cartouche]; engraved: [crest of a unicorn‘s head on torso in horizontally lined circle within leaf-lined double circles in a wreath.]

Exhibition History

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

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

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. 5.

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

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

Harrington Silver Case, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 12-November 11, 1977.

Harrington Silver Case, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 11-January 5, 1979.

Harrington Silver Case, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26-April 4, 1976.

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

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

American Decorative Art at Dartmouth, Dartmouth College Museum and Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 10-March 1, 1981, no. 21.

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.

Publication History

Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewlers, Hanover: University Press of New England, p. 208-210, 1998.

Margaret J. Moody, American Decorative Arts at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1981, no. 21.

Kathryn C. Buhler, Massachusetts Silver in the Frank L. and Louise C. Harrington Collection, Worcester, Massachusetts: Barre Publishers, 1965, p. 97-99, ill. p. 98-99.

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. 5.

Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 192, no. 161.

Provenance

Owned in equal shares by Mrs. William Stanley Parker and her sister, Miss Frances R. Porter, Boston, Massachusetts (grand-daughter of Captain William Cunningham); solt to on October 1, 1963 by Firestone and Parson, Inc., Jewelers, Boston, Massachusetts, October 1, 1963; sold to Frank L. Harrington, Sr. (1902-1988) and Louise Cronin Harrington (1904-2000), Worcester, Massachusetts, May 25, 1968; given to present collection, 1969.

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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