Tankard

Jeremiah Dummer, American (worked Boston, Massachusetts), 1645 - 1718

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about 1710

Silver

Lid: 5 1/2 in. (14 cm)

Overall: 7 5/8 in. (19.4 cm)

Rim: 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm)

Base: 5 1/2 in. (14 cm)

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

M.970.77

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

1600-1800

Object Name

Tools and Equipment: Food Service

Classification

Decorative Arts

Not on view

Inscription

Marked three times-on cover, on underside, and at left of handle: ID [fleur-de-lis below in heart]; engraved on handle: RR; engraved on bottom, in script: Mrs. [rs. superscript] / Rebecca Rufsell; scratched on bottom: oz dwt 38

Course History

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

Exhibition History

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. 27.

Museum of Fine Arts, 1959 at time of purchase

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

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 16, 1997-May 8, 2007.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 2, 2009-present.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 22, 1991-June 22, 1997.

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

Harrington Silver Case, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 11, 1978-January 5, 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, July 28, 1981-June 7, 1982.

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

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

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.

An Exhibition of American Silver and Art Treasures, English Speaking Union at Christie's Great Rooms, London, England, August-September 1960.

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

American Decorative Art at Dartmouth, Dartmouth College Museum & Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 10-March 1, 1981, no. 5.

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. 385-395, 1998.

Margaret J. Moody, American Decorative Arts at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1981, no. 5.

Kathryn C. Buhler, Massachusetts Silver in the Frank L. and Louise C. Harrington Collection, Worcester, Massachusetts: Barre Publishers, 1965, p. 17-20, ill. p. 18.

Kathryn C. Buhler, American Silver and Art Treasures, London: English Speaking Union, 1960.

Jacquelynn Bass and Charles Willard Moore, Trustees of the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1985 p. 107, no. 89.

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.27.

Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 183, no. 152.

Provenance

Ex-Coll: Rebecca Russell, 1692-1771, (it seems probable that she was not the first owner) who married in 1715 Enoch Greenleaf, 1686-17331, their daughter, Elizabeth, 1716-71, who married Thomas Gerry, 1750-1807, married Sarah Thompson, 1759-1830, their son, Russell Gerry, 1784-1871, married Frances Blackler, 1789-1885, their son, William Blackler Berry, 1817-56, married Mary Susan Bartlett, 1823-98, their daughter, Frances Blackler Gerry, 1846-1918, married William Gray Scott Keene, 1843-933, whose son William Gerry Keene, born 1872, furnished the ownerships and sold the tankard to the last owner, Guy Warren Walker, Jr. (1897-1978); sold to Frank L. Harrington, Sr. (1902-1988) and Louise Cronin Harrington (1904-2000), Worcester, Massachusetts, August 1959; given to present collection, 1970.

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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