Artist John Allen, American, 1671-1760
Artist John Edwards, American, 1671-1746
  • Spout Cup
Date late 17th or 18th century
Medium silver
Dimensions Overall: 5 1/4 × 4 3/4 × 4 7/8 inches (13.3 × 12.1 × 12.4 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Gibbs-Williams Fund
Accession Number 42.55
Department American Art before 1950
On View American, Level 2 (see map)
Marks Maker's mark, on neck near handle: IE and IA.
Inscriptions Engraved, on the side is a crest: Dudley. [The initials D over CM are those of Caleb and Mary Davis who were married in 1783.]
Estate of Mrs. Alexander Whiteside.
Robert Ensko.
1942-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Biglow, Francis Hill. Historic Silver of the Colonies and its Makers. p. 385 (ill.).

Antiques 54, 5 (November 1948): pp. 355-356.

Tannahill, Robert H. Bulletin of the DIA 24, 2 (1944): p. 20.

French, English and American Silver. Exh. cat., Minneapolis Institute of Arts. 1956, cat. 163.

Masterpieces of American Silver. Exh. cat., Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. 1960, cat. 52.

Colonial Silversmiths, Masters and Apprentices. Exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, 1962, cat. 59.