22 January 2015
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF ERIC MARTIN WUNSCH
A RARE SILVER STRAINER
MARK OF WILLIAM BURT, BOSTON, CIRCA 1745-50
The circular bowl pierced with central flower head and radiating starburst, with molded rim, with two cartouche-shaped elongated handles, the reverse of bowl engraved T over I I, marked on each handle with Kane mark A
10 ½ in. (26.3 cm.) long; 3 oz. 10 dwt. (119 gr.)
Property from the Henry Ford II Trust, sold
Sotheby's, New York, 31 January-2 February, 1991, lot 135
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Patricia Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers, 1998, p. 264
William Burt's work is rare, due to his death at age 26. He was the son of John Burt and brother to Samuel and Benjamin, all of whom were silversmiths.
This lot will be offered not subject to a reserve.
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