Tankard

Henry Hurst, American (born Sweden), 1666 - 1717
Boston, Massachusetts

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about 1710

Silver

Overall: 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm)

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

Base: 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm)

Rim: 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchase made possible through the generosity of Frank L. Harrington, Class of 1924

M.987.43

Geography

Place Made: United States, North America

Period

1600-1800

Object Name

Tools and Equipment: Food Service

Research Area

Decorative Arts

Not on view

Inscriptions

Marked four times-twice at right of handle and twice on cover: HH [in cartouche]; engraved on front of body, in large foliated ornament: IPM [P superscript] (initials rubbed and barely legible); engraved on front, above ornament: The Gift of, Francis, And Mary Whitmore / To the first Church In Medford 1761; engraved on bottom: Mary Parker

Course History

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

HIST 9.01, America: From Invasion to Independence, Paul Musselwhite, Fall 2019

Exhibition History

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.

American Art, Colonial to Modern, Israel Sack Gallery and Rush Family Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26, 2019-September 12, 2021.

American Church Silver of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries with a Few Pieces of Domestic Plate, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, July-December, 1911.

Do You See What I See?, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 17, 1988-March 5, 1989; Katonah Gallery, Katonah, New York, January 14-March 4, 1990.

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

Harrington Silver Case, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 27, 1991-May 6, 1994.

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

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. 51.

Publication History

Katonah Gallery, "Do You See What I See," Katonah, New York: Katonah Gallery,1990.

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. 51.

The Decorative Arts Society Newsletter, Summer 1988, Vol. 14, #2, ill. p. 7.

E. Alfred Jones, The Old Silver of American Churches, Letchworth, England: Arden Press, 1913, p. 272, ill. LXXXIX.

American Church Silver of the Eighteenth Centuries with a Few Pieces of Domestic Plate, Exhibition Catalogue, Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1911, no. 683, ill. 22.

Eleanor H. Gustafson, The Magazine Antiques, Museum Accessions, ill. p. 600, March 1988.

Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewlers, Hanover: University Press of New England, p. 622-624, 1998.

Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 185, no. 154.

Barbara J. MacAdam, Building on Dartmouth's Historic American Collections: Hood Museum of Art Acquisitions since 1985, The Magazine Antiques, November 2007, New York: Brant Publications, color ill. p. 145.

Provenance

First Church of Christ, Medford. Firestone and Parson, Inc., Jewelers, Boston, Massachusetts, 1987.

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