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Raised bulbous or bellied cann or mug engraved on top of handle "N / I*E" in shaded serif letters facing in and on front of body "Cap\t. John and Elizabeth North / 1750." in script. Applied molded rim, rounded bottom, and cast domed circular foot. Hollow, double C-scroll handle has a cyma-curved tab upper terminal and domed oval lower terminal with oval attachment and circular vent in underside. Struck once on bottom underside "S•E" in raised serif letters with crown above and fleur-de-lis below, all in a shaped shield. No centerpoint. One of two canns, DL*64.0815A-B.
Maker is Samuel Edwards (1705-1762) of Boston, MA; from a family of prominent silversmiths: father, John Edwards; brother Thomas Edwards (with whom he worked in partnership); and nephew, Joseph Edwards, Jr.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
cann
date made
ca 1750
maker
Edwards, Samuel
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5 3/8 in x 5 in x 3 1/4 in; 13.6525 cm x 12.7 cm x 8.255 cm
ID Number
DL.64.0815A
catalog number
64.0815A
accession number
251493
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Francis P. Garvan
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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