The Wrentham Beaker
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
2007.82
People
Jeremiah Dummer, American (Newbury, MA 1645 - 1718 Boston, MA)
Title
The Wrentham Beaker
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
1699
Culture
American
Location
Level 2, Room 2340, European and American Art, 17th–19th century
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Dimensions
257.98 g
Inscriptions and Marks
  • (not assigned): The mark is Dummer's: the initials "id" enclosed in a heart, and is slightly double struck.
Provenance
Possibly James Babcock, 1690s; Original Congregational Church, Wrentham, MA, 1699-2007.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Dr. Ernest G. Stillman, Class of 1907, by exchange
Accession Year
2007
Object Number
2007.82
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
Publication History

Hermann Frederick Clarke and Henry Wilder Foote, Jeremiah Dummer, Colonial Craftsman and Merchant, 1645-1718, Da Capo Press (New York, 1970), p. 72, pl. 3

Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers: A Biographical Dictionary based on the Notes of Francis Hill Bigelow & John Marshall Phillips, Yale University Press (New Haven, CT, 1998), p. 389

Harvard University Art Museums, Harvard University Art Museums Annual Report 2006-7 (Cambridge, MA, 2008), ill. p. 18

Exhibition History

Re-View: S424-426 Western Art from 1560 to 1900, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 08/16/2008 - 06/18/2011

GenEd US12 American Encounters: Art, Contact, and Conflict, 1560-1860 (S427) Spring 2012, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/31/2012 - 05/12/2012

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted