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John Burt, American, 1692/3 - 1745/6, Boston, Massachusetts

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about 1728

Silver

Base: 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm)

Overall: 1 3/4 × 5 3/4 in. (4.4 × 14.6 cm)

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

M.971.22

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

1600-1800

Object Name

Tools and Equipment: Food Service

Classification

Decorative Arts

On view

Inscription

Marked on top near rim: I:Burt [in cartouche]; scratched on bottom 4=18=0

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. 11.

Masterpieces of American Silver, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia, 1960.

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 26, 1996-June 22, 1997.

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

Harrington Silver Case, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 10, 1976-January 28, 1977.

Harrington Silver Case, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, May 14-October 8, 1976.

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 30-June 21, 1979.

Harrington Silver Case, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 10-March 1, 1981.

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

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 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-August 16, 2020.

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

The Magazine Antiques, Museum Accessions, January 1973.

Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewlers, Hanover: University Press of New England, p. 246-254, 1998.

Martha Gandy Fales, Early American Silver for the Cautious Collector, New York, New York: Funk and Wagnalls, 1970.

Margaret J. Moody, American Decorative Arts at Dartmouth, Hanovr, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1981, no. 9.

Kathryn C. Buhler, Masterpieces of American Silver, Richmond, Virginia: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1960, no. 11.

Kathryn C. Buhler, Massachusetts Silver in the Frank L. and Louise C. Harrington Collection, Worcester, Massachusetts: Barre Publishers, 1965, p. 41-43, ill. p. 42-43.

Jaquelyn Baas and Charles Willard Moore, Treasures of the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1985, p. 107, no. 91.

Hugh J. Gourley, The New England Silversmith, Providence, Prhode Island: Rhode Island School of Design, 1965, no. 38.

Colby College Art Museum, American Arts of the 18th Century, Boston, Massachusetts: Thomas Todd Company, July 1967, p. 16, no. E9.

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. 11.

Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 186, no. 155.

Provenance

Descended in the Dennis-Day-Dodge family; Clifford D. Hanson (1904-1983) [dealer], Westborough, Massachusetts; sold to Frank L. Harrington, Sr. (1902-1988) and Louise Cronin Harrington (1904-2000), Worcester, Massachusetts, February 1957; given to present collection, 1971.

Old Number

EL.M.968.9

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