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

Coin Silver Cann

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


Coin Silver Cann, probably Boston or Salem, Massachusetts, late 18th century, baluster form body with molded rim, applied double-scroll handle with chased leaf thumb-piece on a molded circular base, the body ornamented with engravings, one side with a heraldic crest of a rampant demi-lion over the names "Richardson" above "Addison" and "Lucy," the other side engraved with two coats of arms impaled for the names of Richardson and Townsend, above the named "Townsend" over "Penn" and "Mary," the front with the script initials "LH," above later engraved initials "EGW' and "JLW" and the date "1890" below, (dents to sides), ht. 5 1/2, approx. 14 troy oz.

Note: This cann bears engravings relating to prominent families in the Salem, Massachusetts, area: a sea captain Addison Richardson (1739-1811) and his third wife Lucy Holden (1762-1848), Richardson's daughter and son-in-law Mary and Penn Townsend, and the Townsends' daughter Elizabeth Greenleaf who married John Waters of Salem.
Estimate $1,000-1,500


Addison Richardson, Salem, Lucy Holden, Mary Townsend, Massachusetts, Penn Townsend, sea captain, son-in-law, Elizabeth Greenleaf, John Waters