3241
3241
An American Silver Cann, John Coburn, Boston, circa 1760
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 USD
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3241
An American Silver Cann, John Coburn, Boston, circa 1760
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

The Iris Schwartz Collection of American Silver

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An American Silver Cann, John Coburn, Boston, circa 1760
of baluster form with molded rim and on spreading molded foot, with leaf-capped double-scroll handle, the body engraved with contemporary arms within a rococo foliate cartouche, the handle engraved with block initials G/S*E
marked on base and left of handle J. COBURN in a rectangle (Kane mark A)
height 5 3/8 in.
13.6cm
13oz
404g
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Provenance

Sold, Sotheby Parke Bernet, 30 April - 3 May, 1980, lot 185

Literature

Kane, Patricia E., Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewellers, 1998, p. 299.

Catalogue Note

The arms are those of Gardner, for Samuel Gardner and his second wife Elizabeth (Clark Winslow) whom he married in 1758.  Samuel Gardner (1712-1769) was a sucessful Salem merchant.  His first wife Esther Orne died in 1738.  Elizabeth Gardner had been previously married to William Winslow (1707-1746), the son of silversmith Edward Winslow, before her marriage to Samuel Gardner.  In the year after Gardner's death she married her third husband Francis Cabot, a prominent Bsoton merchant.

A matching cann by Coburn engraved with the Gardner arms and the initials G over S*E is in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  Samuel Gardner's inventory lists a pair of canns weighing 27oz 2dwt, which most likely refers to these two canns.  The collection of the MFA also includes a 1750 teapot by Coburn engraved with the Gardner arms within a similar rococo foliate cartouche and with the initials S*G.

The Iris Schwartz Collection of American Silver

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New York