Two Silver Beakers, Paul Revere Jr., Boston, Massachusetts, active 1735-1818, tapered cylindrical body, with bright-cut wheelwork and embossed spherule decoration around rim and base, engraved lozenge on side enclosing a "T" in foliate script, one base marked REVERE, (the other base has been replaced), approx. 8.5 troy oz., ht. 3 7/8, 3 6/8 in.
Provenance: Descended through the family of American colonist Isaiah Thomas.
Note: Isaiah Thomas (1749-1831) was the leading publisher of his time and one of its leading citizens. In 1775 he moved his printing business from Boston to Worcester, Massachusetts, to escape the British occupation of Boston. He was active in the war of Independence both as a minuteman at Lexington and Concord and as a patriot printer.
Normal age wear, one base replaced, rims slightly out of round.