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.

Date Made: 1750-1770Date Engraved: 1796

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, BostonPlace Used: United States: Massachusetts, Newburyport

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Domestic Life, Domestic Furnishings


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Estate of Arthur Michael

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.383580Catalog Number: 383580Accession Number: 162866

Object Name: mug

Physical Description: silver (overall material)Measurements: overall: 5 3/8 in x 5 in x 3 3/8 in; 13.6525 cm x 12.7 cm x 8.5725 cm


Record Id: nmah_300967

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