- Identification and Creation
- Object Number
John Coney, American (Boston, MA 1655/56 - 1722 Boston, MA)
- "The Holyoke Caudle Cup"
- Work Type
- c. 1690
- Creation Place: North America, United States, Massachusetts, Boston
- Persistent Link
Level 2, Room 2340, European and American Art, 17th–19th century, The Silver Cabinet: Art and Ritual, 1600–1850
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- Physical Descriptions
- 13 x 23.5 x 14.3 cm (5 1/8 x 9 1/4 x 5 5/8 in.)
- Inscriptions and Marks
inscription: Inscription: Duce Natura Sequor; later inscription of Holyoke arms
floral motifs and figures used in decoration.
- inscription: Inscription: Duce Natura Sequor; later inscription of Holyoke arms
- Reverend Edward Holyoke, President of Harvard College 1737-1769 (1689-1769); Charlotte A. Hedge (Great-great-granddaughter of President Edward Holyoke); her gift to Harvard College, 1903.
- Acquisition and Rights
- Credit Line
- Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Loan from Harvard University; Gift of Miss Charlotte Hedge, 1903
- Object Number
- European and American Art
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- The following eight vessels constitute Harvard's ceremonial silver. They are taken out of Harvard Art Museum storage and displayed only for the most important occasions, most notably for presidential inaugurations. Information about their history and display are in the files of the University Portrait Collection:
"The John Vassal Tankard", by Joseph Kneeland, American, 873.1927
"The William Vassal Tankard" by Joseph Kneeland, 874.1927
"The Dunster Tankard" by Ephraim Cobb, American, 876.1927
"The Stoughton Cup" by John Coney, American, 877.1927.A-B
"The Holyoke Caudle Cup" by John Coney, 878.1927
"The Hedge Tankard" by Edward Winslow, American, 879.1927
"The Great Salt", unidentified British maker, 881.1927
"The Browne Cup," by John Burt, American, 882.1927.A-B
- Publication History
Highlights from the Collections of the Fogg Museum and Harvard Alumni of St. Louis, exh. cat., City Art Museum of St. Louis (St. Louis, 1964), cat. 2
Kenyon Castle Bolton, III, Peter G. Huenink, Earl A. Powell III, Harry Z. Rand, and Nanette C. Sexton, American Art at Harvard, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1972), cat. 172, ill.
Graham Hood, American Silver: A History of Style, 1650-1900, E. P. Dutton & Co. (New York, NY, 1989), p. 28-29, fig. 7
Timothy Anglin Burgard, American Art at Harvard: Cultures and Contexts, brochure, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1994), p. 10, cat. 12
"The Table is Set: Out Comes the Ceremonial Silver to Celebrate a President", Harvard Magazine (November 2001), p. 112, ill.
Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr. and Melissa Renn, American Paintings at Harvard, Volume One: Paintings, Watercolors, and Pastels by Artists Born before 1826, Yale University Press (U.S.) and Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge and New Haven, 2014), pp. 492-93, fig. 68
- Exhibition History
American Art at Harvard, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/19/1972 - 06/18/1972
American Art at Harvard: Cultures and Contexts, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/01/1994 - 12/30/1994
The Persistence of Memory: Continuity and Change in American Cultures, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 07/29/1995 - 05/13/2001
32Q: 2340 Cabinet Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/16/2014 - 09/24/2019; Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/25/2019 - 12/31/2024
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