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A FINE SILVER SUGAR BOWL AND COVER
PROPERTY FROM A CONNECTICUT COLLECTION
A FINE SILVER SUGAR BOWL AND COVER

MARK OF JACOB HURD, BOSTON, CIRCA 1740

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A FINE SILVER SUGAR BOWL AND COVER
MARK OF JACOB HURD, BOSTON, CIRCA 1740
With circular molded foot and domed cover, the body finely engraved with a coat-of-arms within a baroque cartouche, the cover engraved with a pomegranate, marked under base and on cover
4 in. (10 cm.) high; 12 oz. 10 dwt. (396 gr.)
Provenance
Joseph Merrow d. 1954, West Hartford, thence by descent

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This previously unrecorded bowl belongs to a small group of sugar bowls by Hurd with closely related engraved baroque cartouches. One, at Yale University Art Gallery, is illustrated in H. French, Jacob Hurd and his Sons Nathaniel & Benjamin Silversmiths 1702 - 1781, 1972, pl. III, a second is recorded in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, Summer 1983, fig. 47, and a third and fourth are recorded in K. Buhler, American Silver 1655-1825 in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, vol. I, 1972, figs. 179 and 180.

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