22 January 2015
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF ERIC MARTIN WUNSCH
A SILVER CANN
MARK OF WILLIAM HOMES, SR., BOSTON, CIRCA 1750
Baluster form on molded circular foot, with double scroll handle, initialed ‘T./T.*M. B./W/*’ on handle, marked near handle with Kane mark A
5 ½ in. (14 cm.) high; 12 oz. 10 dwt. (389 gr.)
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William Homes (1716/17-1783) was a nephew of Benjamin Franklin (his mother was Mary Franklin). He was a member of the Old South Church (see lots 86-90).
Another cann by Homes sold in these Rooms 26 January 1895, lot 73.
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