3243
3243
An American Silver Tutorial Cann, Samuel Minott, Boston, circa 1758
Estimate
7,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 9,375 USD
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3243
An American Silver Tutorial Cann, Samuel Minott, Boston, circa 1758
Estimate
7,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 9,375 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

The Iris Schwartz Collection of American Silver

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An American Silver Tutorial Cann, Samuel Minott, Boston, circa 1758
of baluster form with molded rim, raised on molded spreading foot, with leaf-capped double scroll handle, engraved with Latin inscription within a circular reserve with rope borders
marked left of handle Minott in rectangle (Kane mark B)
13oz
404g
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Provenance

Dr. William Kneeland and/or Harvard College, Class of 1758
Bortman Collection

Literature

Kane, Patricia E., Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewellers, 1998, p. 690

Silver Supplement to the Guidebook to the Diplomatic Reception Rooms, 1973, no. 66

Catalogue Note

The inscription reads: "Ex Dono Pupillorum, qui Admitti Sunt Anno Domini 1758"

The recipient of this cann, Dr. William Kneeland (1732-1788), graduated from Harvard in 1751, and was a tutor there between 1754 to 1763.  He practiced medicine in Cambridge, and served as the second President of the Massachusetts Medical Society from 1784 to 1786.  In addition to this cann, Dr. Kneeland was presented with a silver teapot, also by Minott, which is presently owned by Harvard University.

The Iris Schwartz Collection of American Silver

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New York