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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1971.59
People
Nathaniel Hurd, American (Boston, MA 1729 - 1777 Boston, MA)
Title
Coffee Pot
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
c. 1765
Places
Creation Place: North America, United States, Massachusetts, Boston
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/227866
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Dimensions
24.1 x 21.6 x 11.4 cm (9 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: top center: N Hurd
  • inscription: On exterior, raised, just under lip: N Hurd. On bottom: CAM/from/Father
Provenance
Reverend Charles Chauncy, from the artist?, 1765.
Frederick S. Moseley.
Gift to Fogg Art Museum, 1971.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Frederick S. Moseley
Accession Year
1971
Object Number
1971.59
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Everted moulded rim, body curves to splayed base. Curved spout with slight ornament. Scroll handle sockets-- lower one forms tip of wooden handle. Domed moulded cover with turned flame finial. Engraved with impaled arms of Chauncey and Stoddard in scroll and foliate cartouche. Made for the Reverend Charles Chauncey, grandson of the second president of Harvard and pastor of the First Congregational Church 1727-1787, married Mary Stoddard in 1765 (his third wife).Silver with dark wood handle. Hinged lid with finial at top. Foot and spout made separately from pot. Engraved crest on side with griffin above, lion, crosslet, three stars in shield.
Exhibition History

Resetting the Table: Food and Our Changing Tastes, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, 11/16/2019 - 11/28/2021

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