Chafing Dish

Thomas Dane, Ipswich and Boston, Massachusetts, American, 1726 - 1795

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about 1750

Silver and wood

Overall: 13 3/8 × 3 1/2 in. (34 × 8.9 cm)

Rim: 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm)

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

M.970.68

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: T:DANE [in long oval]; engraved on bottom: oz / 19=8 0; scratched on bottom: 20 oz 6 Pwt; scratched on bottom: G 233.4.

Course History

HIST 9.01, America: From Invasion to Independence, Paul Musselwhite, Fall 2019

Exhibition History

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

The New England Silversmith, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island, October 23-November 28, 1965.

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. 23.

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, June 1-30, 1964.

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

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

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

Ellis Memorial Antiques Show, Paul Revere Life Insurance Company's Paul Revere Collection, Worcester, Massachusetts, October 30-November 4, 1961.

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

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

American Decorative Art, Dartmouth College Museum and Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 10-March 1, 1981, no. 12.

American Arts of the 18th Century, Colby College Art Museum, Waterville, Maine, August 7-September 30, 1967.

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 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. 363-365, 1998.

Margaret J. Moody, American Decorative Arts at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1981, no. 12.

Kathryn C. Buhler, Massachusetts Silver in the Frank L. and Louise C. Harrington Collection, Worcester, Massachusetts: Barre Publishers, 1965, p. 75-76, ill. p. 77.

Hugh J. Gourley, The New England Silversmith, Providence, Rhode Island: Rhode Island School of Design, 1965, ill. fig. 42, no. 59.

Colby College Art Museum, American Arts of the 18th Century, Boston, Massachusetts: Thomas Todd Company, July 1967, E 13.

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. 23.

Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 188, no. 157.

Provenance

Original owner was probably Colonel Nathaniel Meserve (1704-1758); by descent in the family; sold through Robert Ensko, Inc, New York, New York; sold to Frank L. Harrington, Sr. (1902-1988) and Louise Cronin Harrington (1904-2000), Worcester, Massachusetts, November 18, 1960; 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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