19 May 2005
A SILVER COFFEE POT
MARK OF DANIEL HENCHMAN, BOSTON, CIRCA 1760
Baluster form, on molded circular foot, with scroll spout and wood handle, the double domed cover with pinecone finial, the body engraved with monogram AHC beneath the crest of a bird, marked under base
11 in. high; 28 oz. 10 dwt.
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Illustrated in Kathryn Buhler, "Colonial Silver in the Museum Collection," Arts in Virginia 16 (Winter/Spring), 1976, p.p. 2-4
Patricia Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers, 1998, p. 541.
The crest is probably that of Caldwell, Codman, or Churchill.
Please note that this lot is not tax-exempt.
PROPERTY FROM THE VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ACQUISITIONS FUND
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