An American silver porringer Paul Revere, Jr., Boston, circa 1760

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Lot 1051
An American silver porringer
Paul Revere, Jr., Boston, circa 1760

US$ 20,000 - 30,000£ 16,000 - 24,000
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Property of various owners
An American silver porringer
Paul Revere, Jr., Boston, circa 1760
The pierced scroll handle engraved A. S./C., approximately 6 oz troy.
height 1 1/16in (2.6cm); length over handle 7 1/8in (18.1cm)

Footnotes

  • Paul Revere, Jr. (1735-1818)
    Born January 1st in Boston, Massachusetts, Paul Revere was the eldest son of silversmith Apollos Rivoire (anglicized to Paul Revere) and Deborah Hitchborn. He was educated at Master Tillston's School, and trained in his father's shop. He participated in an expedition to capture Crown Point in 1756. The following year he married Sarah Orne, with whom he had eight children. Shortly after her death in 1773, he married Rachael Walker, and together they had eight more children.

    Revere opened a shop as a goldsmith and engraver and advertised completion of the "Rescinders Bowl" in the Boston Gazette on August 8, 1768. He was the engraver of the plates used for Massachusetts' earliest paper money and became one of the thirty North-End Mechanics who patrolled Boston's streets. Paul Revere made his legendary ride on April 19, 1775 and then became Lieutenant Colonel in the Massachusetts State Train of Artillery. After the Revolution, he continued his trade at 50 Cornhill Street, and established a large copper-rolling mill in Canton, Massachusetts in 1801. The town of Revere, Massachusetts was named in his honor. His famous portrait was painted by John Singleton Copley. He died in May 1818.

    Source: Stephen G.C. Ensko, American Silversmiths and Their Marks, (Boston, David R. Godine, 1989), p. 170.

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