John Potwine, American, 1699 - 1792


about 1725


Overall: 8 × 1 7/8 in. (20.3 × 4.8 cm)

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

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through a gift from 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 inside of bowl at center, and on bottom of handle: IP [pellet between, plus four above and one below, in shield-shaped cartouche]; engraved on handle: AC [flourish, five dots in nearly circular pattern, between] [over traces of original initials: IIR ?]

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. 60.

Newton College of the Sacred Heart, Newton, Massachusetts, March 10, 1963, no. 118.

Salve Regina College, Newport, Rhode Island, May 17, 1964, no. 118.

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. 60.

The Cornelius C. Moore Collection of Early American Silver, Providence, Rhode Island, New York: Sotheby's, January 31, 1986, no.99.

American Silver 1670-1830: The Cornelius C. Moore Collection at Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island: Providence College, 1980, ill. p. 92-93, no. 108.

Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewlers, Hanover: University Press of New England, p. 780-782, 1998.


Ex Collectors: J. Herbert Gebelein until 1960, Sotheby's until 01/1986, Firestone and Parson, Inc., Jewelers 01/1986- 02/1986

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