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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, PENNSYLVANIA

AN AMERICAN SILVER SALVER, THOMAS SHIELDS, PHILADELPHIA, CIRCA 1770
Estimation
3 0005 000
Lot. Vendu 4,375 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT
88

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, PENNSYLVANIA

AN AMERICAN SILVER SALVER, THOMAS SHIELDS, PHILADELPHIA, CIRCA 1770
Estimation
3 0005 000
Lot. Vendu 4,375 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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AN AMERICAN SILVER SALVER, THOMAS SHIELDS, PHILADELPHIA, CIRCA 1770
the gadroon border with clasps at intervals, the cavetto and surface both embossed and chased with floral swags, the center engraved with contemporary script monogram AL in Rococo cartouche, on three claw-and-ball feet
marked on base TS in rectangle
diameter 6 1/2 in.
16.5 cm
7 oz
218 g
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Provenance

Mr. and Mrs. Walter M. Jeffords, sold
Sotheby's New York, October 28, 2004, Lot 640

Exposition

Philadelphia 1956: The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia Silver, 1682-1800, April 14-May 27, 1956, no. 469, illus.
Boston 1956: The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Colonial Silversmiths: Masters and Apprentices, 1682-1800, 1956, no. 331, p. 96-7, Kathryn Buhler, curator.

Bibliographie

Ian Quimby, American Silver at Winterthur, 1995, p. 447

Description

Kathryn Buhler identified the script AL monogram as being for Anne Lawrence, sister of Captain James Lawrence (b. 1781), hero of the War of 1812. However, as the dates make this unlikely, it may be for Ann Lawrence (b. 1751), aunt of Captain James. The daughter of Elisha Lawrence and Elizabeth Brown, she married Reynold Keen of Philadelphia in 1782. In 1772, Keen was one of 84 persons in the city owning a carriage.  

Important Americana

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