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FROM THE ESTATE OF EDITH C. POOR

Milford Church: An American Silver Large Two-Handled Cup, Edward Winslow, Boston,

dated 1707

Estimate
150,000250,000
LOT SOLD. 158,500 USD
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FROM THE ESTATE OF EDITH C. POOR

Milford Church: An American Silver Large Two-Handled Cup, Edward Winslow, Boston,

dated 1707

Estimate
150,000250,000
LOT SOLD. 158,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Milford Church: An American Silver Large Two-Handled Cup, Edward Winslow, Boston,

dated 1707

of plain gourd form with beaded scroll handles, engraved on one side with contemporary inscription "Milford Church 1707,"
the other side struck in center of neck with maker's mark EW above a fluer -de-lys in shaped shield
height 4 3/8 in. by length over handles 7 7/8 in.
11.1cm by 20cm
14 oz.
435 gr.
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Provenance

First Congregational Church, Milford, 1707-2001. Descended in the maker's family, sold 
Sotheby's New York, 100 Years of American Silver, 1690-1790, Including the Inventory of the First Church of Christ Congregational Milford, Connecticut, January 18, 2002, lot 452

Exhibited

Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, American Church Silver, 1911, no. 1019

Hartford: Morgan Memorial, The Early Plate of Connecticut Churches, 1919, no. 104

New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, Long-term loan, 1930-1972 (72.1930)

New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, Masterpieces of New England Silver, 1650-1800, 1939, no. 194

Literature

E. Alfred Jones, The Old Silver of American Churches, 1913, p. 286, pl. XC
John Marshall Philipps, "Masterpieces in American Silver in Public Collections, " in Early American Silver and its Makers, Jane Bentley Kolter, ed.,1979, p. 21
Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers, 1998, p. 97

Catalogue Note

In 1707 the Reverend Samuel Andrew, third minister of Milford, was appointed rector pro term to the newly-formed Yale college; this cup may reflect that event.

This is one of only two caudle cups by Edward Wilson listed by Patricia Kane.

Important Americana: Furniture, Folk Art, Silver, Porcelain, Prints and Carpets

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