16 June 1999
A SILVER CANN
Maker's mark of Elias Davis, Newburyport, Massachusetts, circa 1775
Baluster, with molded circular rim and foot, the double scroll handle with acanthus grip, the front engraved with monogram PP, also engraved under the base with initals P over I*S, marked twice under base
6.1/8in. high; 13oz. 10dwt.
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The maker's mark is recorded in Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers, 1998, p. 368, as mark A.
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