Raised bulbous or bellied cann or mug engraved "Second / Presbyterian / Church / in / Newburyport." beneath drapery swags. Flared rim scored twice around exterior, rounded bottom, and cast flared circular foot. Hollow, double C-scroll handle has a sprigged upper terminal with flared strut and a split scroll lower terminal with oval attachment. Rim exterior struck once to left of handle "W.SIMPKINS" in raised serif letters in a curvilinear surround. Centerpoint on bottom underside.
Maker is William Simpkins (1704-1780) of Boston, MA; engraving added later.
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date made
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Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 13.3 cm x 13.1 cm x 9.4 cm; 5 1/4 in x 5 3/16 in x 3 11/16 in
overall: 5 3/8 in x 5 in x 3 3/8 in; 13.6525 cm x 12.7 cm x 8.5725 cm
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
place used
United States: Massachusetts, Newburyport
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Domestic Furnishings
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Bequest of Arthur Michael
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