John Burt Silver Pepper Pot, Boston, c. 1720, the pierced lid with turned finial on an octagonal body with scrolling handle, the base engraved with date "EC/to/SC/1720" with "JOHN/BURT" in a sunken cartouche, ht. 4 in., approx. 2.4 troy oz.
Note: Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers, (New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, 1998), pp. 252 and 253 records John Burt pepper pots with similar engraved initials and date.
Overall good condition, but the handle may have been reattached at the top.
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