3239
3239
An American Silver Sauce Boat, Myer Myers, New York, circa 1750-1765
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3239
An American Silver Sauce Boat, Myer Myers, New York, circa 1750-1765
Estimate
20,00030,000
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Details & Cataloguing

The Iris Schwartz Collection of American Silver

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New York

An American Silver Sauce Boat, Myer Myers, New York, circa 1750-1765
with shaped rim, raised on three scroll and hoof feet headed by shields, leaf-capped double-scroll handle, engraved on base B/TP
marked on base Myers in shaped rectangle, and with engraved weight 25 3/4 oz [for the original pair]
length 7 1/4 in.
18.4cm
12oz 16dwt
398g
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Provenance

Thomas and Phebe Barnes, New York, thus by descent,
Sold, Christie's, New York, 12 June 1982, lot 46

Literature

Barquist, David L., Myer Myers, Jewish Silversmith in Colonial New York, 2001, no. 6, p. 85.

Catalogue Note

Barquist notes that Thomas and Phebe Barnes could have been very significant early patrons of Myers, if all of the objects with corresponding initials were owned by them.  These include this sauce boat and its now unlocated pair, a punch bowl at the New York Historical Society (Barquist no. 7), a smaller bowl also in the 1982 sale (Barquist 53), and a sauce spoon (Barquist 41).

Thomas Barnes was commander of the sloop Elizabeth, which allowed opportunities for privateering as well as legitimate trade.  Barquist records that by his death, Barnes owned several slaves, a house and lots on Cherry Street in New York, another house on twenty acres in Westchester, and woodlands on Throgs Neck.

The Iris Schwartz Collection of American Silver

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New York