Lot 4006
  • 4006

An American silver tankard, William Cowell, Jr., Boston, circa 1760

6,000 - 8,000 USD
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  • marked center of base and left of handle W:Cowell in shaped punch over IHurd mark (Kane mark B), the cover with Cowell only
  • silver
  • height 7 1/4 in.
  • 18.4 cm
tapered cylindrical form with molded girdle, short baluster finial, handle engraved S/TI and with applied baluster drop

Catalogue Note

William Cowell, Sr. was a cousin of Jacob Hurd's father, and it is possible that Hurd trained with him. A relationship between Jacob Hurd and the Cowell's is documented, as Hurd appraised the estate of Cowell, Sr. after his death in 1736. Hurd and William Cowell, Jr. are also recorded as negotiating a dispute between silversmiths Thomas Edwards and Thomas Townsend in 1750/51.