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A SILVER PEPPER BOX
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A SILVER PEPPER BOX

MARK OF JACOB HURD, BOSTON, CIRCA 1735

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A SILVER PEPPER BOX
MARK OF JACOB HURD, BOSTON, CIRCA 1735
Tapering cylindrical and with S-scroll handle, the domed and pierced cover with baluster finial, engraved under base with monogram W/I C, marked under base with Kane mark B
3 ½ in. (9 cm.) high; 2 oz. 10 dwt. (79 gr.)
Provenance
Dwight M. Prouty Collection, Boston, 1916
The Silver Shelf, Pennsylvania, 1972
Literature
Hollis French, Jacob Hurd and His Sons, Nathaniel & Benjamin, Silversmiths 1702-1781, no. 99, pp. 36-37
Patricia Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers, 1998, p. 596

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The engraved monogram W / I C refers to Colonel Joshua Weeks (1674-1758) and his wife Comfort Hubbard (b. Salisbury MA, 1681-1756), whom he married in Boston in 1699. The couple lived in Greenland, New Hampshire, and Weeks served as Justice of the Peace.

In the early twentieth century the pepper box was part of the collection of American decorative arts amassed by Dwight M Prouty (b. 1874). Much of this collection was lent to institutions such as the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

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