• Important American Furniture,  auction at Christies

    Sale 2287

    Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver & Chinese Export

    21 - 25 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 54

    A SILVER WINE COOLER

    MARK OF JONES, BALL AND POOR, BOSTON, CIRCA 1840

    Price Realised  

    A SILVER WINE COOLER
    MARK OF JONES, BALL AND POOR, BOSTON, CIRCA 1840
    On circular foot, the rounded cylindrical body with two handles, with a fitted liner and collar, engraved on each side with a different coat-of-arms and motto, engraved on base James Lawrence from his Mother, 1851, marked under base, also marked PURE COIN
    8 in. high; 20 oz. 10 dwt.


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    The arms are those of Lawrence and Prescott, almost certainly for James Lawrence of Boston, who married Elizabeth Prescott in 1852.

    James Lawrence (1821-1875) was the son of Abbott Lawrence (1792-1855) and Katherine Bigelow (1793-1860). Abbott Lawrence, a wealthy textile manufacturer, founded the town of Lawrence, Massachusetts. He was elected to the House of Representatives and appointed United States minister to Great Britain. Elizabeth Prescott (1828-1864) was the daughter of William Prescott (1796-1859) and Susan Amory (1802-1869).

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION