Maker's mark on top of body, near handle: VC
Engraved at bottom at edge: 3.8
Engraved on bottom in script: R*Wyer || Christopher Wyer
Engraved on side in script: Sarah C. Wyer. 1830.
10.2 × 5.1 × 5.1 cm (4 × 2 3/4 × 2 1/4 in.); 101.7 g
Restricted gift of the Antiquarian Society through the Mr. and Mrs. Jules N. Stiffel and Mrs. Benton J. Willner funds
Extended information about this artwork
Antiquarian Newsletter, Vol. 1 (April 1991), p. 3.
Patricia E. Kane et al., Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers (New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, 1998) p. 352.
Judith A. Barter, Elizabeth McGoey, et al., American Silver in the Art Institute of Chicago (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016), cat. 16 (ill.).
Elizabeth McGoey, ed., American Silver in the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 2018), https://publications.artic.edu/americansilver/reader/collection/section/6, cat. 16 (ill.).
Probably Robert Wyer (sometimes spelled Wier or perhaps Weare) (b. Charlestown, MA, 1695/96-1764) and Catherine Swain, Nantucket, MA (m. 1720) probably by descent to Christopher Wyer (1776-1850); by descent to his daughter Sarah C. Wyer Easton (1809-1907), 1830. With Firestone and Parson, Boston, by 1990; sold to the Art Institute of Chicago, 1990.