An American Silver Punch Strainer, Benjamin Burt, Boston, circa 1750-60
the circular bowl with incised border, pierced in center with concentric flowerhead, hourglass form handles with ring terminals, one engraved on underside with contemporary block initials G/AP
marked on one handle B pellet BURT in rectangle (Kane mark B), underise of handle with scratch weight 4"15
length 11 1/4 in.
J. Herbert Gebelein, 1952
Cornelius Moore Collection
Sold, Sotheby's, New York, The Cornelius Moore Collection Early American Silver, 31 January 1986, lot 118
Early American Silver from the Collection of Cornelius C. Moore, The Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence, RI, January 1961, no. 13.
The Point Association of Newport, Newport, RI, 21 uly 1962, no. 23
Newton College of the Sacred Heart, Newton, MA, 10 March 1963, no. 70
Salve Regina College, Newport, RI, 17 May 1964, no. 70
The New England Silversmith, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, 23 October - 28 November 1965, no. 30
St. Julia's Women's Club, Weston, MA, 25 May 1966, no. 23
American Silver 1670-1830, The Cornelius C. Moore Collection at Providence College, item 139 pp. 113-14, il p. 114.
Kane, Patricia E., Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers, 1998, p. 238