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    Sale 2004

    Important English, Continental and American Silver

    22 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 269

    AN AMERICAN SILVER PUNCH STRAINER

    MARK OF ROBERT FAIRCHILD, STRATFORD, CT, CIRCA 1750

    Price Realised  

    AN AMERICAN SILVER PUNCH STRAINER
    MARK OF ROBERT FAIRCHILD, STRATFORD, CT, CIRCA 1750
    Of typical form, the circular bowl pierced, with gadrooned rim, with two pierced scrolling handles, marked on each handle near bowl
    13¾ in. long over handles; 5 oz.


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    Robert Fairchild worked in Stratford from 1747 to circa 1767 and New Haven between 1767 and 1789. A chafing dish, circa 1745 to 1755, struck twice with the same mark as the strainer, is illustrated in Kathryn C. Buhler and Graham Hood, American Silver: Garvan and Other Collections in the Yale University Art Gallery, 1970, vol. 1, no. 340, illus. p. 238.