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    Sale 2091

    Important American Silver

    17 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 157

    A SILVER SUGAR URN

    ATTRIBUTED TO THE SHOP OF PAUL REVERE, JR., BOSTON, CIRCA 1811

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    A SILVER SUGAR URN
    ATTRIBUTED TO THE SHOP OF PAUL REVERE, JR., BOSTON, CIRCA 1811
    Of fluted and panelled urn form on shaped oval base, the removable cover with urn finial, the body with bright-cut tassel and garland engraving, both sides engraved with script monogram LG, the foot and cover also with bright-cut engraving, the underside of base engraved circa 1923 with family provenance, apparently unmarked
    9¼ in. high; 12 oz. 10 dwt.
    Inscription on base: Louisa May (1778-1832) who married (1793) Benjamin Goddard (1766-1861) To Eleanor Goddard May 1916 to Frederick May Eliot and Elizabeth Lee Eliot, 1923


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    The engraving on this sugar urn, with its five-stroke tassels suspending from tightly-entwined cords, is virtually identical to that on a cream-jug marked by Thomas Revere, Jr., nephew of Paul Revere (illustrated in Kathryn Buhler, American Silver in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston,, p. 480, fig. 429).

    Provenance

    Louisa May Goddard (1773-1832), married Benjamin Goddard (1766-1864) of Brookline, Massachusetts, in 1793; by descent to
    Eleanor Goddard May, 1916
    Frederick May Eliot, married Elizabeth Lee Eliot, 1923; by descent to the current generation