3261
3261
An American Silver Brazier, Jacob Hurd, Boston, circa 1735
Estimate
25,00035,000
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3261
An American Silver Brazier, Jacob Hurd, Boston, circa 1735
Estimate
25,00035,000
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Details & Cataloguing

The Iris Schwartz Collection of American Silver

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An American Silver Brazier, Jacob Hurd, Boston, circa 1735
the double-bellied bowl pierced with teardrops and rectangles at the tuck-in and with pales and scrolling foliage below the molded rim, supported on three hoof feet rising as open ribs to fluted scroll plate supports at the rim, banded handle socket with turned wood handle, engraved opposite handle with arms in baroque cartouche,

the center grille pierced with a rosette and baluster central post of later date


marked on base IHurd in shaped punch (Kane mark B) and engraved with weight 19oz"19"0
length 11 3/8 in.
29cm
20oz 18dwt gross
652g
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Provenance

The engraved arms are those of the Cotton or Gardner families.

Literature

Kane, Patricia E., Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers, 1998,  p. 592-93.

French, 1939. No. 54.

Catalogue Note

Kane records two pairs of chafing dishes and eight singles by Jacob Hurd, including this example.  Other patrons of this expensive form included the silversmith Daniel Henchman, Lydia Henchman Hancock, Benjamin and Mary Bowles Lynde, and William Blair.  When William Penn returned to his colony from London in 1699, his list of "Plait Carried to Pennsilvania" included "3 new Chaffen dishes 1 larg / 2 lesser & things to them to / burn Spirits in" (cited in Lindsey 1999 p. 181).

A very similar Hurd brazier engraved with the Walker arms was sold Sotheby's, New York, The Collection of Mr. & Mrs. Walter Jeffords, 29 October 2004, lot 680.

The Iris Schwartz Collection of American Silver

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New York