Raised bulbous or bellied cann or mug engraved "SECOND / PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH / NEWBURYPORT" on front in shaded serif letters beneath drapery swags. Plain flared rim, rounded bottom, and cast flared circular foot. Hollow, double C-scroll handle has a sprigged upper terminal and a split scroll lower terminal; both with stepped conical struts. Rim exterior struck once to left of handle "JOHN / BURT" in raised slanted serif letters in a rounded-corner rectangle. Centerpoint on bottom underside with old red-bordered white paper collection label adhered below.
Maker is John Burt (1692/3-1746) of Boston, MA; father of silversmiths Samuel (1724-1754), William (1726-1751) and Benjamin (1729-1805).
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Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 6 in x 5 7/8 in x 3 7/8 in; 15.24 cm x 14.986 cm x 9.906 cm
overall: 6 1/8 in x 5 3/4 in x 3 5/8 in; 15.5575 cm x 14.605 cm x 9.2075 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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