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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2020.186
People
Benjamin Burt, American (Boston, MA 1729 - 1805 Boston, MA)
Title
Porringer
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
c. 1775
Places
Creation Place: North America, United States, Massachusetts, Boston
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/369965
Location
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
Medium
Silver
Dimensions
12.7 cm (5 in.)
227 g
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: under base, scratchweight: 8 - 2 / 52, 50 [?]
  • monogram: handle, engraved: H
  • maker's mark: bowl, stamped: B [diamond pellet] BURT [mark of Benjamin Burt]
  • maker's mark: center of bowl, stamped: BENJAMIN / BURT [in shaped punch] [maker's mark of Benjamin Burt]
  • maker's mark: handle, stamped: B [diamond pellet] BURT [mark of Benjamin Burt]
Provenance
Possibly the Holland family, Boston. [George Gebelein (1878-1945), Boston]; sold; to Adelaide Holland Pittock (born circa 1880), Malden, Massachusetts. Private collection, Kansas, sold [through Parke Bernet Galleries, New York, October 4-5, 1963, lot 325]. [Peter Blum Gallery, New York]. [S. J. Shrubsole, New York], sold; to Daniel and Susan Pollack, 2003, 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
2020.186
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Plain bowl with keyhole-style handle
Publication History

Early American Furniture: Silver, Pewter, Pottery, Glass..., auct. cat., Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc. (New York, October 4-5, 1963), p. 56, lot 325, repr.

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. 236

Jeanne Sloane, Early American Silver in the collection of Daniel A. Pollack, Privately Published (Boston [?], 2019), cat. no. 20, 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

Exhibition History

32Q: 2340 Cabinet Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 03/14/2022 - 01/01/2050

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