Caster

Thomas Edwards, American, 1701 - 1755

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about 1750

Silver

Base: 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm)

Overall: 5 1/8 in. (13 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through a gift from Frank L. Harrington, Class of 1924

M.986.5.3

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: TE [conjoined, in rectangle]; engraved on bottom of foot: SME [M superscript, above three dots in a triangular pattern below]; engraved on inside bottom, in script, worn: Sarah Bekker [?]; scratched on base: 4.8.0 [?]

Exhibition History

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

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

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.

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

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. 36.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1986.

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

Publication History

Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewlers, Hanover: University Press of New England, p. 454-462, 1998.

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. 36.

The Cornelius C. Moore Collection of Early American Silver, Providence, Rhode Island, New York: Sotheby's, January 31, 1986, no. 86.

American Silver 1670-1830: The Cornelius C. Moore Collection at Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island: Providence College, 1980, no. 113, ill. 96.

Hugh J. Gourley, The New England Silversmith, Providence, Rhode Island: Rhode Island School of Design, 1965, no. 80, fig. 37.

Provenance

Purchased from Sotheby's by Firestone and Parson, Inc., Jewelers, 1/31/ 1986

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