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Tea Tray

John McMullin (1765–1843)

Date:
1799
Geography:
Mid-Atlantic, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
silver
Dimensions:
20 x 30 1/2 in., 174.998 Troy Ounces (50.8 x 77.5 cm, 5443 Grams)
Classification:
Silver
Credit Line:
Purchase, Sansbury-Mills Fund and Frank P. Stetz Gift, 2009
Accession Number:
2009.420.1
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: engraved on center of tray within a cartouche: From the Board of Managers of the / MARINE & CITY HOSPITALS / to / PHILIP SYNG PHYSICK, M.D. / This Mark of their respectful / approbation of his voluntary/ and inestimable services as / Resident Physician at the / City Hospital in the / Calamity of 1798

    Marking: inscribed on the underside: John McMullin (script )/ FECIT (shaded block)/ Philad[superscript "a" over "] 1799 (script)

  • Provenance

    Dr. Philip Syng Physick (1768-1837) of Philadelpia, married Elizabeth Emlen in 1800
    Emlen Physick (c. 1817-1860), son, married Mary Frances Parmentier (d. 1915)
    Emlen Physick Jr. (c. 1857-1916), son
    Emilie Parmentier (b. 1853-1935), aunt, unmarried and shared the household of her sister Mary Frances and nephew Emlen Physick in Cape May, New Jersey; the house, designed by Frank Furness in 1879, is known as the Emlen Physick House and is now the Mid Atlantic Center for the Arts; by gift to
    Frances Cresse Brooks, Cape May, New Jersey
    Joseph Robinson Brooks (b. 1893), son, then by descent to the present owner

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