02-19-2006 02-19-2006
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2308 Boston
February 19, 2006 11:00 AMCalender

Thirty-eight Assorted Presentation Pieces of Coin, Sterling, and Silver Plate Relating to John Chase

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2308 Location: Boston Date / Time: February 19, 2006 11:00AM


Thirty-eight Assorted Presentation Pieces of Coin, Sterling, and Silver Plate Relating to John Chase, England and America, c. 1846, including coin silver items made by Lincoln & Reed of Boston: coffeepot, teapot, water pitcher, bowl, covered butter dish, sterling silver items including: soup ladle, two serving spoons, and case containing twelve teaspoons and twelve forks; a pair of goblets with an anthemion rim band and gold-washed interiors, London, 1807, the maker likely Charles Hollinshed; two open salts with gold-washed interiors by an unknown maker, each piece with an engraved presentation inscription from the directors of the Springfield Canal Company to John Chase, and dated 1846; together with a round plated footed tray, ht. 1 3/8 -11 5/8 in., approx. 187 weighable troy oz.

Provenance: By Family descent to the consignor.

Note: According to the genealogy Seven Generations of the Descendants of Aquila and Thomas Chase,John Chase was one of several children born to Ebenezer and Nancy (Parker) Chase, in Dunbarton, New Hampshire. He was born August 19, 1788, and married Nancy Stark in 1815. He was a civil engineer and in 1833, moved to Cabotville (now Chicopee), "where he became an agent of the Springfield Canal Company. He was an able projecting engineer for manufacturing establishments. He was director of the First National Bank of Chicopee and an incorporator of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a vice-president of that institution in 1862-63."
Estimate $3,000-5,000

very minor light wear to all pieces, no noticable dents, repairs, or scratches.

troy oz. per pc.
coffee pot- 35
teapot- 30
water pitcher-27
2 salts- 8
2 goblets- 23


John Chase, Springfield Canal Company, Charles Hollinshed, Lincoln, United Kingdom, London, water pitcher , Thomas Chase, Aquila, Dunbarton, Ebenezer Chase, New Hampshire, Nancy (Parker) Chase, Nancy Stark, civil engineer , Cabotville, able projecting engineer , able projecting engineer for manufacturing establishments, manufacturing establishments, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, First National Bank of Chicopee, director , Massachusetts, vice-president of that institution