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Thomas Melville, American, 1779 - 1824, active 1793 - 1796, David Melville, American, 1755 - 1793, active 1776 - 1793, David Melville or Thomas Melville, Newport, Rhode Island

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Overall: 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm)

Rim: 5 in. (12.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Katharine T. and Merrill G. Beede, Class of 1929

M.991.39.14

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 handle: MADE IN NEWP / BY D:MEL [in large oval, surrounding bow and stars (Laughlin #322)] [a deep "X" is scored into the center of the mark]; cast, in handle bracket: TM [for Thomas Melville ?]

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.

Publication History

Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 197, no. 168.

Provenance

Merrill G. and Katharine T. Beede, Falls Church, Virginia; given to present collection, 1991.

Old Number

Collector‘s #47

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