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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2020.197.1
People
Paul Revere Jr., American (Boston, MA 1734 - 1818 Boston, MA)
Title
One of two Ragout Spoons
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
1786
Places
Creation Place: North America, United States, Massachusetts, Boston
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/369969
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
29.8 cm (11 3/4 in.)
253 g
Inscriptions and Marks
  • maker's mark: back of handle, stamped: REVERE
  • monogram: on terminal, engraved: MRH [monogram of Michael Moses and Rachel (Myers) Hays]
Provenance
Moses Michael Hays (1739-1805) and Rachel Myers (1738-1810), New York, Newport, and Boston, by descent; to their daughter, Judith Hays (1767-1844) and Samuel Myers (1755-1836), Richmond, by descent; to their son, Samuel Hays Myers (1799-1849), by descent; to his son, Edmund Trowbridge Dana Myers (1830-1905), by descent; to his son, Edmund Trowbridge Danan Myers, Jr. (1862-1934), by descent; to his daughter, Anna Hays Myers (b. 1895) and Daniel Doak Talley, by descent; to their heirs, sold [through Christie's, New York, January 17-18, 1992, lot 178]. [Sotheby's, New York, January 20, 2012]. 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
2020.197.1
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Kathryn C. Buhler, Masterpieces of American Silver, exh. cat., Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (Richmond, 1960), p. 62, cat. no. 104

Important American Furniture, Silver, Prints, Folk Art and Decorative Arts, auct. cat., Christie's, New York (New York, January 17-18, 1992), pp. 92-94, lot 178, repr. p. 93

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. 825

Important Americana: Furniture, Folk Art, Silver, Porcelain, Prints and Carpets, exh. cat., Sotheby's, New York (New York, January 20, 2012), Lot 100, https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2012/americana-n08823/lot.100.html, accessed February 22, 2021

Jeanne Sloane, Early American Silver in the collection of Daniel A. Pollack, Privately Published (Boston [?], 2019), cat. no. 24, 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

Masterpieces of American Silver, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 01/15/1960 - 02/14/1960

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

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