Coin Silver Presentation Pitcher by Farnum & Ward, having an applied stamped decorative band above a mellon-lobed bowl on a footed stand, Engraved: “New England Guards to Lemuel Blake Esq.”
Coin Silver Presentation Pitcher by Farnum & Ward, having an applied stamped decorative band above a mellon-lobed bowl on a footed stand, Engraved: “New England Guards to Lemuel Blake Esq.”
Coin Silver Presentation Pitcher by Farnum & Ward, Detail of base with engraved inscription: Elected Ensign Sep. 22, 1812./ Lieu. April 2, 1814/ Resign'd Sep. 26th 1816./ Boston Sep. 26th 1816/ Voted. "That Lemuel Blake Esq./ be an Honorary Member of the/ New England Guards."/Wm. Ward OS.

Classical Silver Presentation Pitcher

Bearing the inscription:

“New England Guards to Lemuel Blake Esq.”

Impressed mark: Farnam & Ward

Boston c.1816

33 oz.,  H: 10”

Henry Farnum (active in Boston 1796-1830) joined with Richard Ward for only one year. An identical silver pitcher in the collection of the Peabody Essex Museum, marked by Ward, alone, and dated 1819, inscribed New England Guards to Benjamin T. Pickman Esq., was published in The Magazine Antiques, December 1983, p. 1192.

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