3233
3233
An American Silver Tankard, Benjamin Burt, Boston, 1761
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 8,125 USD
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3233
An American Silver Tankard, Benjamin Burt, Boston, 1761
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 8,125 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

The Iris Schwartz Collection of American Silver

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An American Silver Tankard, Benjamin Burt, Boston, 1761
tapered cylindrical with molded baseband, rim and girdle, stepped domed cover, writhen urn finial, scroll thumbpiece, S-Scroll handle applied with a baluster above engraved initial L over GE, oval convex shield terminal, the front engraved with coat of arms and supporters, the base engraved G Leonard Iunr. / 1761, marked twice BENJAMIN BURT in cartouche shaped punch (Kane mark A) left and right of handle
marked left and right of handle BENJAMIN BURT in cartouche (Kane mark A)
height 8 3/4 in.
22.2cm
29oz
902g
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Provenance

Sold, Sotheby's, New York, 27 June 1985, lot 52

Literature

Kane, Patricia E., Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers, 1998, p. 242

Catalogue Note

The coat of arms are those of Leonard

The inscription on the base "G. Leonard Iunr. 1761" presumably refers to George Leonard (1698-1778), Colonel and judge of the Probate and Common Pleas Court.  His property in Norton, near Taunton, was on the the largest landed estates in New England.  The initials on the handle L/GE are those of the Hon. George Leonard (1729-1819) and his wife Experience, daughter of the Hon. Samuel White of Taunton, Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.  This George Leonard also became a lawyer and judge and was a representative in the First Congress of the United States.  His daugher, Peddy, married the Hon. Jabez Bowen, Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island.

A cann by Benjamin Burt, engraved with the same arms in similar style, is in the collection of The Heritage Foundation, Deerfield, Mass. catalogue p. 91 illus. no. 73.

The Iris Schwartz Collection of American Silver

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