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A RARE SILVER QUART CANN*
This lot is exempt from Sales Tax. PROPERTY OF QUAKER UNITED NATIONS OFFICE SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ENDOWMENT FOR QUAKER HOUSE
A RARE SILVER QUART CANN*

MARK OF WILLIAM WILSON & JOSEPH TOY, ABINGDON, MARYLAND, CIRCA 1785

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A RARE SILVER QUART CANN*
Mark of William Wilson & Joseph Toy, Abingdon, Maryland, circa 1785
Baluster form, on a cast circular foot and reeded rim, the scroll handle with leaf grip, the front engraved with foliate monogram GSM, marked under base
5¼in. high; 13oz. 10dwt.
Provenance
The monogram is probably that of the Magill family of Maryland and Northern Virginia. This cann was most likely given by Mrs. Archibald Magill of Winchester, Virginia to her nephew and ward, Lyles Robinson (1790-1834) of Baltimore, Maryland, thence by descent to:
Richard Anderson Robinson (1817-1897), son, of Louisville, Kentucky
George Anderson Robinson, son
Rosa Johnston Robinson, daughter, who married Mason Brown Barret
Rosa Robinson Barret, daughter, who married R. Wells Covington, Jr.
thence to the present owner
Special Notice

This lot is exempt from Sales Tax.
Post Lot Text
*This lot may be tax-exempt from sales tax, as set forth in the Sale Tax Notice at the front of the catalogue.

Lot Essay

This rare cann is an important document of an unrecorded mark of William Wilson of Abingdon, Maryland. Bearing both the known mark of Joseph Toy (1748-1826) and an unpublished WW mark attributable to his partner William Wilson (1755-1829), this cann contributes a new maker's mark to the body of known Maryland marks. The mark of Joseph Toy used here is illustrated in Jennifer Faulds Goldsborough, Silver in Maryland, 1983, mark no. 259, p. 285. Another cann by these makers, briefly in partnership in Abingdon circa 1785-1790, is illustrated in the same volume, cat. no. 269. Toy moved to Baltimore in 1796, when he became a stationer.
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