Pitcher (Ewer)

  • Category:

    Metals

  • Creator (Role):

    Lucius Hart (Maker)

    Boardman & Company (Maker)

  • Place of Origin:

    Hartford or New York, Connecticut or New York, New England or Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

  • Date:

    1825-1827

  • Materials:

    Pewter

  • Techniques:

    Cast

  • Museum Object Number:

    1956.0046.008


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1956.0046.008

Object Name

Pitcher (Ewer)

Category

Metals

Credit Line/Donor

Gift of Charles K. Davis

Creator (Role)

Lucius Hart (Maker)
06/14/1803-1871
Lucius Hart trained with Thomas Danforth Boardman beginning in 1819. Lucius, whose step-mother was also a Boardman, took over the business Timothy Boardman & Co. when Timothy Boardman died in 1825. At that time, the company name changed to Boardman & Company. In 1827, Lucius became an active partner, and the company name changed to Boardman & Hart on January 1, 1828, by which it was known its dissolution in 1847. Lucius continued on his own until 1853 or even later, possibly still capitalizing on the Boardman name. For more on Lucius Hart and Boardman & Hart's marks, see Laughlin, Pewter in America (1981), vol.2, p.98; Montgomery, History of American Pewter (1973), p.217; C. Jordan Thorn, Handbook of American Pewter and Silver Marks (1949), p.242; and Kauffman, The American Pewterer (1970), p.135. See also Laughlin, Pewter in America, vol.1, p.128-130 and vol.3, p.183-184; Ebert, Collecting American Pewter (1973), p.133; and J.B. Kerfoot, American Pewter (1942), p.138-140.

Boardman & Company (Maker)
1825-1827
Also see record for Timothy Boardman and Timothy Boardman & Co. Timothy Boardman operated a New York branch, which opened in 1822 and was called Timothy Boardman & Co.; the mark "T.B.& Co." was used during this time. Two years later Timothy died and the company name changed to Boardman & Company, and Lucius Hart of Rocky Hill took over the management. In 1827, Lucius became an active partner, and the company name changed to Boardman & Hart, by which it was known its dissolution in 1847. Lucius continued on his own until 1853 or later. For more on Boardman & Co's marks, see C. Jordan Thorn, Handbook of American Silver and Pewter Marks (1949), p.242; Ebert, Collecting American Pewter (1973), p.125; and Montgomery, History of American Pewter (1973), p.217. See also Laughlin, Pewter in America (1981), vol.1, p.128-130 and vol.2, p.98.

Place of Origin

Hartford or New York, Connecticut or New York, New England or Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

Origin Notes

The creation place was identified as New York or Hartford, Connecticut (Montgomery, 1973, 131).

Date

1825-1827

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Mark; Underside of base; ".BOARDMAN & CO. NEW-YORK" stamped in a circular border with an American eagle at the center.
2. Mark; Underside of base; "X" stamped incuse beneath the maker's mark.

Materials

Pewter

Techniques

Cast

Dimensions (inches)

8.071 (H) , 9.843 (W) , 4.724 (Diam)

Dimensions (centimeters)

20.5 (H) , 25 (W) , 12 (Diam)

Object Description

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Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Montgomery, Charles F. 1973 A History of American Pewter.
Published: fig. 7-6, pp. 130-131