Cann

Object Number: 
1951.93
Date: 
ca. 1760
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/8 x 3 x 5 in. ( 10.5 x 7.6 x 12.7 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: engraved on the base: "D * VV" in block letters Maker's marks: stamped on the base: "DCF" in an oval besides, "N:/ YORK" in a cartouche
Description: 
Wrought silver cann; baluster-shaped body on a circular molded foot; plain, molded band applied around the rim; double-scroll handle with a scrolled acanthus leaf thumbpiece, lower terminus forked; engraved on the base, "D * VV" in block letters; maker's marks stamped on the base.
Gallery Label: 
Daniel Christian Fueter, a Swiss goldsmith and political refugee, arrived in New York from London in 1754. After migratory trips to Connecticut and Pennsylvania he settled in New York in 1763, where he set up a gold and silversmithing operation. He returned to Switzerland in 1770.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Sr.; The Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Jr. Collection
Provenance: 
Purchased from the dealers Ginsburg & Levy of New York by Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Jr. in 1948; loaned by Belknap to Museum of Fine Arts Boston, 1948.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group