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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Edward Winslow, American (Boston, MA 1669 - 1753 Boston, MA)
Caudle Cup
Work Type
Creation Place: North America, United States, Massachusetts, Boston
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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

20.3 cm (8 in.)
396.9 g
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: side, engraved: Milford Church 1707
  • maker's mark: side, stamped: EW / [fleur-de-lys] [in a shield-shaped punch] [mark of Edward Winslow]
  • inscription: bottom, red paint: 72.193


Recorded Ownership History
First Congregational Church, Milford, CT, 1707, sold [through Sotheby's, New York, January 18, 2002, lot 452]. Charles and Edith C. Poor, Alexandria, by descent; to her estate, sold [through Sotheby's, January 20-21, 2012, lot 107]; to Daniel and Susan Pollack, gift; to Harvard Art Museums, 2020

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, The Pollack Collection, gift of Daniel A. Pollack AB ’60 and Susan F. Pollack AB ’64
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European and American Art

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Gourd-shaped with cast handles with beaded rattail and spur decoration.

Publication History

  • Florence Paull Berger and George Munson Curtis, American Church Silver of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries with a Few Pieces of Domestic Plate, exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston, 1911), p. 125, cat. no. 1019
  • E. Alfred Jones, The Old Silver of American Churches, National Society of Colonial Dames of America (Letchworth, England, 1913), p. 286, introduction [n.p.], repr. as plate XC
  • Florence Paull Berger, The Early Plate in Connecticut Churches Prior to 1850, exh. cat., Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art and The Connecticut Society of the Colonial Dames of America (Hartford, 1919), n.p., cat. no. 104
  • John Marshall Phillips, Masterpieces of New England Silver, 1650-1800, exh. cat., Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, 1939), p. 83, cat. no. 194
  • Jeanne Sloane, Early American Silver in the collection of Daniel A. Pollack, Privately Published (Boston [?], 2019), cat. no. 4, repr.
  • Important Americana: Furniture, Folk Art, Silver, Porcelain, Prints and Carpets, auct. cat., Sotheby's, New York (New York, January 20-21, 2012), pp. 76-77, lot 107, repr.
  • "Harvard Art Museums Receive Important Gift of American Silver", Artfixdaily Artwire ([e-journal], March 22, 2022),, accessed March 24, 2022

Exhibition History

  • American Church Silver of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries with a Few Pieces of Domestic Plate, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 07/01/1911 - 12/01/1911
  • The Early Plate in Connecticut Churches Prior to 1850, Morgan Memorial, 05/01/1919 - 05/01/1919
  • Masterpieces of New England Silver, 1650-1800, Yale University Art Gallery, 06/18/1939 - 09/10/1939
  • 32Q: 2340 Cabinet Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 03/14/2022 - 01/01/2050

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