3245
3245
An American Silver Two-Handled Cup And Cover, Nathaniel Hurd, Boston, circa 1750
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 USD
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3245
An American Silver Two-Handled Cup And Cover, Nathaniel Hurd, Boston, circa 1750
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

The Iris Schwartz Collection of American Silver

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An American Silver Two-Handled Cup And Cover, Nathaniel Hurd, Boston, circa 1750
of urn form with molded girdle raised, on a molded pedestal foot,  leaf capped double-scroll  handles, the body engraved with contemporary coat of arms on one side, the other side later monogrammed JMW and later engraved with presentation inscription, the stepped domed cover with baluster finial
marked on base NHURD in shaped punch (Kane mark A) and scratch weight 20 oz 19
height 7 1/2 in.
19cm
20oz 12dwt
641g
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Literature

Kane, Patricia E., Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers, Yale University Press, New Haven, 1998, p. 619

Silver Supplement to the Guidebook to the Diplomatic Receptino Rooms, Department of State, Washington D.C., February 1973, p. 35, no. 59

Catalogue Note

Nathaniel Hurd (1729-1777) was the third child of the silversmith Jacob Hurd (1702-1758) and the older brother of the silversmith Benjamin Hurd (1739-1781).  He appreticed with his father until 1751 after having attended Boston Latin School in 1738.  He became an engraver and silversmith and appears in the Boston records as such in April 1756. 

The Iris Schwartz Collection of American Silver

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New York