3263
3263
A Rare American Silver Plate, Edward Winslow, Boston, circa 1705
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3263
A Rare American Silver Plate, Edward Winslow, Boston, circa 1705
Estimate
20,00030,000
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Details & Cataloguing

The Iris Schwartz Collection of American Silver

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A Rare American Silver Plate, Edward Winslow, Boston, circa 1705
circular, the plain wide rim engraved with contemporary arms within ribbon tied crossed foliate plumes, the back of rim with molded edge, the center engraved with a succession of later names and dates
marked on front rim EW above a fleur-de-lis in catouche shape punch (Kane mark A)
diameter 9 3/4 in.
24.8cm
14 oz 4 dwt
442g
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Provenance

Sold, Sotheby's, New York, June 26, 1986, lot 53

Literature

Patricia Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers, University Press, New England, 1998, p. 978

Catalogue Note

The Arms are those of John Foster, prominent Boston merchant who died February 9, 1710-1711.  He is know to have given a silver dish and tankard to the Second Church, Boston, and his wife, Abigail, left a bequest in her will dated March 1, 1710 for the sum of twenty pounds in plate for the use of the Communion table to be delivered to the Deacons of the Second Church.  That plate engraved with the Foster arms is illustrated in E. Alfred Jones, The Old Silver of American Churches, pl. 15 and described with a detail of the arms pp. 41-2. 

The later names authored are: "Sarah Crawford Dodge. Born. March 18th 1775", "Susan H. Mudge from My Father 1851", "And given to my daughter Jeannie Hall. April. 21st 85" and "And given by me to my daughter Emily. Sept. 30th 1879", "And given to my daughter Emily Hall Battle, April 21,-1913."

Two other plates with the same arms and with the same form and dimensions by Winslow are in the Clearwater Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the R. W. Norton Art Gallery, Shreveport, La.

See detail of arms p. 10.

The Iris Schwartz Collection of American Silver

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New York