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Cann

Cann
Cann
Title
Cann
Date 
1737/38
Medium 
Silver
Dimensions 
Overall: 4 5/8 x 3 5/8 x 5 in. ( 11.7 x 9.2 x 12.7 cm )
Description 
Wrought silver cann; baluster shaped body with a flared lip, seated on a stepped and molded foot; double-scroll handle with a small drop below the upper juncture, a circular joint for the lower and a scroll terminal; engraved on the base, "R/ I E" in block letters; maker's marks stamped on the base.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Thomas K. Gale
Object Number 
1932.107
Marks 
Inscriptions: engraved on bottom: "R/ I E" in block letters Maker's marks: stamped on bottom: "I * S" in roman letters in a beaded oval, a crowned leopard's head in a shield, a lion passant in a rectangle, "b" in a shield
Gallery Label 
This cann belonged to the Harsen family of Harsenville, NY.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group