10-28-2012 10-28-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2618B Boston
October 28, 2012 10:00AMCalender

Two Silver Beakers

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2618B Location: Boston Date / Time: October 28, 2012 10:00AM


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.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

Normal age wear, one base replaced, rims slightly out of round.


Paul Revere Jr., Massachusetts, printing, Lexington