William Simpkins, American, 1704 - 1780


about 1740-1750


Overall: 8 × 1 3/4 in. (20.3 × 4.4 cm)

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

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



Place Made: United States, North America



Object Name

Tools and Equipment: Food Service

Research Area

Decorative Arts

Not on view


Marked twice: on reverse of handle: WS [in rectangle]; and on top of handle:W SIMPKINS [pellet between, in rectangle]; engraved on top of handle: TPH [P superscript, 4 dots in an elongated diamond pattern below]

Exhibition History

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

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. 71.

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. 71.

Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewlers, Hanover: University Press of New England, p. 892-896, 1998.


Firestone and Parson, Inc., Jewelers, Boston, Massachusetts; sold to Frank L. Harrington, Sr. (1902-1988) and Louise Cronin Harrington (1904-2000), Worcester, Massachusetts, September 6, 1969; given to present collection, 1972.

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