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Goblet

Classification: 
Date: 
1820-1850
Medium: 
Pewter (Britannia metal)
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. ( 16.5 x 8.3 cm )
Description: 
Britannia metal ecclesiastical chalice with thistle-shaped bowl with molded rim and stepped domed foot.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Katharine Prentis Murphy
Object Number: 
1964.68b
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
37136
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Goblet

Classification: 
Date: 
1840-1860
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. ( 16.5 x 8.3 cm )
Description: 
Britannia metal ecclesiastical chalice with thistle-shaped bowl with molded rim and stepped domed foot.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Katharine Prentis Murphy
Object Number: 
1964.68a
Gallery Label: 
The chalice is attributed to Roswell Gleason (1822-1871), a pewterer from Dorchester, Massachusetts.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1860
eMuseum Object ID: 
37135
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Oil lamps

Classification: 
Date: 
1858-1867
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 3/8 x 6 x 5 1/8 in. ( 21.3 x 15.2 x 13 cm )
Description: 
One of a pair of pewter oil lamps with excluding double fonts, each font with double wicks, cylindrical and bulbous body on baluster stem with attached finger loop and circular base.
Object Number: 
1964.61a
Marks: 
stamped: on top of A: "PATENT APPLIED FOR" stamped: in half-circle in relief in both bases: "YALE & CURTIS/ NY"
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, this form is unique to the makers Yale & Curtis. Henry Yale and Stephen Curtis, Jr, made lamps of all types, including the swing variety. Their shop was located at 67 Beekman Street in 1858. They later moved to 90 Fulton Street and continued the business until 1867.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1867
eMuseum Object ID: 
37133
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Candlestick (electrically rigged with wire and bulb)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1661
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 17 1/2 x 7 3/8 in. ( 44.4 x 18.7 cm )
Description: 
Early Dutch pricket candlestick with a large domed base with baluster shape shaft topped by large bobeche with a four sided pricket in the center to receive the candle.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Katharine Prentis Murphy
Object Number: 
1965.39
Marks: 
inscribed: on bobeche: "IVRGEN ROHR ILSABE ROHREN ANNO 1661" marked: on base: three touch marks, unknown maker
Gallery Label: 
This pricket candleholder was purchased at Curtis Tavern, Granville, Massachusetts for 500 dollars.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1661
eMuseum Object ID: 
36756
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Porringer

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1875-1900
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5/8 x 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in. ( 1.6 x 8.6 x 5.4 cm )
Description: 
Taster porringer with bead rim, round sides, and a pierced keyhole handle.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Katharine Prentis Murphy
Object Number: 
1964.83
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, this porringer was made by Richard Lee, but there are no maker's mark. Richard Lee was an itinerant pewterer who, like many craftsmen, combined his trade with other vocations. According to his own account, he also served at various times as a preacher, a tanner, a merchant, and an herb doctor. The Lees made many small porringers that may have been used as toys or wine tasters.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
35851
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Pair of napkin rings and two thimbles

Classification: 
Date: 
Thimbles, 1810-1850; Napkin rings, 1870-1900
Medium: 
Pewter, copper alloy; steel
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/4 x 3 x 2 in. ( 3.2 x 7.6 x 5.1 cm )
Description: 
Pair of britannia metal or pewter napkin rings with remnants of black paint and stamped foliate ornament; two steel thimbles.
Object Number: 
INV.13695a-d
Marks: 
engraved: on thimble: marks
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
34869
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Porringer

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1800
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 x 7 7/8 x 5 3/8 in. ( 5.1 x 20 x 13.7 cm )
Description: 
Bellied- bowl pewter porringer with with "Old English" type pierced handle with small heart and stamped mark; pointed bracket.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Katharine Prentis Murphy
Object Number: 
1964.85b
Marks: 
stamped: on top of handle: "TD & SB" in rectangle
Gallery Label: 
According to Donald Fennimore, this is a 20th century creation made to look like an original Thomas Dantforth and Sherman Boardman porringer.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1800
eMuseum Object ID: 
34720
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Porringer

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1800
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 x 8 7/8 x 5 5/8 in. ( 5.1 x 22.5 x 14.3 cm )
Description: 
Bellied-bowl pewter porringer with flowered handle.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Katharine Prentis Murphy
Object Number: 
1964.85a
Marks: 
scratched: on back of bowl: "32"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1800
eMuseum Object ID: 
34219
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Chamber pot or bed pan

Classification: 
Date: 
1770-1800
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 x 17 1/2 x 12 in. ( 7.6 x 44.4 x 30.5 cm )
Description: 
Rounded, flat circular vessel (double banded at middle) with broad rolled rim showing hammer marks, molded and banded baluster-shaped side handle.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Object Number: 
1923.94
Marks: 
stamped: two oval medallions with crown over five-petal flower and scrolling foliage impressed: scrolling ribbon with "LONDON" in block letters
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1800
eMuseum Object ID: 
30858
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Pint measure

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1840
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 1/2 x 10 x 6 5/8 in. ( 29.2 x 25.4 x 16.8 cm )
Description: 
Pewter pint measure with hinged (with brass pin) step-domed lid, erect thumbpiece, covered spout with capped hollow arabesque handle; tapering columnar vessel with molded girdle and circular, molded spreading spout.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Object Number: 
1922.89
Marks: 
stamped: on base: "LEONARD REED & BARTON"
Gallery Label: 

In 1837, Charles Leonard was taken in as a financial partner to help stabilize the firm and its finances--changing the company’s name to Leonard, Reed, and Barton. Leonard's share of the company was later purchased by Charles Barton and Henry Reed. Throughout the 1840’s, the “Leonard, Reed, and Barton” backstamp was faded out of production. The new backstamps simply read, “Reed and Barton.”

Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1840
eMuseum Object ID: 
30856
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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