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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Daniel Parker, American (Charlestown, Massachusetts 1726 - 1785 Boston, Massachusetts)
Punch Strainer
Work Type
c. 1765
Creation Place: North America, United States, Massachusetts, Boston
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Physical Descriptions
26.4 cm (10 3/8 in.)
130 g
Inscriptions and Marks
  • monogram: engraved, under rim: EG
  • inscription: scratchweight, under rim: 4-16
  • maker's mark: back of handle, stamped: D [pellet] Parker [mark of Daniel Parker]
  • maker's mark: back of handle, stamped: D [pellet] Parker [mark of Daniel Parker]
  • inscription: under rim, black paint: 1990-34
Henry V. Weil (1864-1943), New York. Mrs. J. Armory Haskell (1864-1942), New York, sold [through her estate sale, Parke-Bernet, New York, April 26-29, 1944, lot 586]. May and Howard Joynt, Alexandria, sold [through their sale, Christie's, New York, January 19-20, 1990, lot 277]. John A. Hyman, Williamsburg, 1990, sold [through S. J. Shrubsole, New York]; to Daniel and Susan Pollack, 2008, 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
Object Number
European and American Art
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Bowl pierced in the shape of a flower. Handles with stylized leaves
Publication History

Important XVIII Century American Furniture...Collected by the Late Mrs. J. Amory Haskell, Part One, auct. cat., Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc. (New York, April 26-29, 1944), p. 168, lot 586, repr.

The Collection of May and Howard Joynt, Alexandria, Virginia: Highly Important American Furniture, Silver and Paintings, auct. cat., Christie's, New York (New York, January 19-20, 1990), p. 40, lot no. 277, repr.

John D. Davis, "Silver Punch Strainers in the John A. Hyman Collection at Colonial Williamsburg", The Magazine Antiques (August 1991), Vol. 140, No. 2, pp. 198-199, no. F [mistakenly identified as D]

Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers: A Biographical Dictionary based on the Notes of Francis Hill Bigelow & John Marshall Phillips, Yale University Press (U.S.) (New Haven, CT, 1998), p. 756

Jeanne Sloane, Early American Silver in the collection of Daniel A. Pollack, Privately Published (Boston [?], 2019), cat. no. 19, repr.

"Harvard Art Museums Receive Important Gift of American Silver", Artfixdaily Artwire ([e-journal], March 22, 2022),, accessed March 24, 2022

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