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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1949.114.3
People
Harry Beathune, Scottish
Title
Sugar Box or Tea Caddy
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
1718-1719
Places
Creation Place: Europe, United Kingdom, Scotland, Edinburgh
Culture
British, Scottish
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/228888
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver, gilt
Technique
Cast
Dimensions
12.4 × 11.1 × 8.5 cm (4 7/8 × 4 3/8 × 3 3/8 in.)
509 g
Inscriptions and Marks
  • hallmark: under base, struck: castle, assay master's mark [EP in shaped stamp] (Edward Penman), date letter
  • maker's mark: struck under base: HB [in shaped stamp] [Harry Beathune, Jackson, p. 545, line 6]
  • coat of arms: on side, engraved : crest with lion's head [probably 19th century]
Provenance
Archibald Alexander Hutchinson, New York, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1949.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Archibald A. Hutchinson, Esq.
Accession Year
1949
Object Number
1949.114.3
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Of cast oblong form with canted corners and shaped outline, on cast stepped spreading foot of conforming outline; the stepped hinged domed cover with octagonal ribbed double-baluster finial, the front engraved, probably in the nineteenth century, with crest.
Publication History

K. C. Buhler, French, English and American Silver: A Loan Exhibition in Honor of Russell A. Plimpton, exh. cat., Minneapolis Society of the Arts (Minneapolis, MN, 1956), no. 55

Christopher Hartop, British and Irish Silver in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums/Yale University Press (Cambridge, Mass. and New Haven, 2007), p. 117, cat. no. 88, repr. p.117.

Exhibition History

French, English and American Silver: A Loan Exhibition in Honor of Russell A. Plimpton, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 06/09/1956 - 07/15/1956

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

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