Marked "IB" in oval to left and to right of handle at rim; engraved on front: "The Gift of Abram Kinsey/to Ann Erwin/after the/Evacuation of Philadelphia/by the British/A.D 1778"; engraved on bottom in script: "Robert E. Gray";
12.7 × 13.3 × 8.9 cm (5 × 5 1/4 × 3 1/2 in.); 398 g
Restricted gift of the Antiquarian Society
Extended information about this artwork
The Antiquarian Society of the Art Institute of Chicago: A Pictorial Review of Notable Objects in its Collections and Notes on the Society’s Aims and History (Art Institute of Chicago, 1951), no. 51 (ill.).
Meyric R. Rogers, “American Decorative Arts at The Art Institute of Chicago,” The Magazine Antiques LXXIV, 1 (July 1958), p. 55 (ill.).
K.U. McClinton Collecting American 19th Century Silver (New York, 1968), p. 17 (ill.).
Judith A. Barter, Elizabeth McGoey, et al., American Silver in the Art Institute of Chicago (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016), cat. 27 (ill.).
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Exhibition of Philadelphia Silver 1682–1800, Apr 14–May 27, 1956, cat. 31.
Art Institute of Chicago, The Antiquarian Society: The First One Hundred Years, Apr 23–Jun 19, 1977, cat. 202.
Philadelphia, Antiques Show. A Touch of Class: Silver in Social Settings, Apr 11–17, 1996.
Gift of Abraham Kinsey (or Kintzing) (1727-1805) to Ann (Bristow) Jones Erwin (c. 1706-1791) of Philadelphia; by descent to her daughter Elizabeth Gray Jones (b. 1731); by descent to her grandson, Robert Erwin Gray (1787-1870); by descent in the family of Robert Erwin Gray; G. David Thompson by 1949; sold to the Art Institute of Chicago, 1949.