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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2020.185
People
Benjamin Burt, American (Boston, MA 1729 - 1805 Boston, MA)
Title
Cream Jug
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/369960
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Dimensions
9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.)
85 g
Inscriptions and Marks
  • maker's mark: under base, stamped: B[pellet]BURT [mark of Benjamin Burt]
  • inscription: under base, engraved: G / PA
Provenance
Mr. and Mrs. Eddy Nicholson, sold [through Christie's, New York, January 27-28, 1995, lot 611]. [Firestone and Parson, Boston]. [Sotheby's, New York, January 18, 2003, lot 839]. 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
Accession Year
2020
Object Number
2020.185
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Pear-shaped vessel with a scalloped rim. Trefid feet and handle with opposing scrolls
Publication History

The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Eddy Nicholson, auct. cat., Christie's, New York (New York, January 27, 1995), pp. 21-22, lot no. 611, repr.

Jeanne Sloane, Early American Silver in the collection of Daniel A. Pollack, Privately Published (Boston [?], 2019), cat. no. 14, repr.

"Harvard Art Museums Receive Important Gift of American Silver", Artfixdaily Artwire ([e-journal], March 22, 2022), https://www.artfixdaily.com/artwire/release/6573-harvard-art-museums-receive-important-gift-of-american-silver, accessed March 24, 2022

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