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Covered Ewer

Maker:
Frederick Marquand (1799–1882)
Date:
ca. 1827
Geography:
Made in New York, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
12 5/16 x 10 1/4 x 6 3/4 in. (31.3 x 26 x 17.1 cm); 52 oz. (1616.8 g)
Classification:
Silver
Credit Line:
Funds from various donors, 1970
Accession Number:
1970.31
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 705
This early Rococo Revival–style ewer is distinguished by its bold and skillfully rendered foliate ornament. It was presented in 1827 to Valentine Mott, a prominent New York surgeon, and is marked by Marquand, whose retail establishment was succeeded by the prestigious firm Ball, Black and Company. Marquand’s brother and executor, Henry G. Marquand, later served as president of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Inscription: engraved on body below spout in script: Presented to / D[superscript "r" over "] Valentine Mott / by Mary Williams at / the request of her late sister / Jane, as a token of their / mutual regard. / 1827

Marking: marked on underside: F.M. (in rectangle); [lion passant in rectangle]; [profile bust in square]; F (in square)
Dr. Valentine Mott, New York, from 1827; Lawrence Gardiner, South Nyack, New York, until 1970
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