Classical Silver Presentation Pitcher
Bearing the inscription:
“New England Guards to Lemuel Blake Esq.”
Impressed mark: Farnam & Ward
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.