Silver - Paul Revere
Paul Revere (1734-1818) was an American silversmith & a patriot in the American Revolution. While Revere struggled as a merchant, his success as a silversmith enabled him to pursue & leverage more advanced technological developments for the purposes of mass production. Rolling mills greatly improved the productivity of his silver shop & enabled his business to move further away from manufacturing high-end customized products in order to focus on the production of a more standardized set of goods
AN IMPORTANT PAIR OF SILVER SAUCEBOATS - MARK OF PAUL REVERE JR., BOSTON, CIRCA 1790 - Each oval on three scroll and shell feet, the rim with applied beading, the double-scroll handle with acanthus grip, engraved under spout Hays in script, each marked underneath with Kane mark B. 8 in. (20.3 cm.) long; 27 oz. (852 gr.) (2)
A SILVER TEAPOT STAND - MARK OF PAUL REVERE, JR., BOSTON, CIRCA 1785 - Shaped oval, on four paw feet, with molded rim, the field with bright-cut engraved neo-classical decoration, the center later engraved with the monogram BF within a cartouche, marked on reverse (Kane mark B) 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) long; 4 oz. 10 dwt. (150 gr.)
An American Silver Bowl, Paul Revere Jr., Boston, circa 1790 circular, on a spreading circular foot, bright-cut and engraved beneath the rim with a band of acorns and oak leaves against a striated ground, the foot with scallops, one side engraved with contemporary script initials HCS within a garter, the opposite side with script initials EH? marked on base REVERE in rectangle (Kane mark C) diameter 6 5/8 in. [Sold for 116,500 USD]
Early American Silver Teaspoon by Paul Revere, Jr. - Maker: Paul Revere, Jr., Boston, MA, c. 1770 - The oval bowl with asymetrical fancy back scroll, small shoulders, the stem with engraved feather-edging and an asymetrical scroll cartouche engraved "PM/to/EC", marked on back with initial mark. A tablespoon with the same scroll cartouche on the stem is illustrated and described in American Silver 1655-1825 in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, vol. 1, no. 360, p. 413.
AN IMPORTANT SILVER SOUP LADLE OWNED BY PAUL AND RACHEL REVERE MARK OF PAUL REVERE, BOSTON, CIRCA 1780 Old English pattern, the bowl with double join, the handle engraved with an oval cartouche above a garland and centering the monogram PRR, marked on reverse with Kane mark B 12 in. long; 4 oz.
A SILVER PUNCH BOWL Maker's mark of Paul Revere, Jr., Boston, circa 1795 Circular on a conforming foot with bright-cut border, the body with bright-cut band of running acorns and leaves on a reeded ground, one side engraved with script monogram SS within a key pattern circle, marked under base with Kane mark C or D 6½in. diameter; 13oz. 10dwt.
A FINE SILVER SUGAR URN MARK OF PAUL REVERE, JR., BOSTON, CIRCA 1800 Of urn form, on pedestal foot with beaded border and bright-cut engraving, body bright-cut engraved with floral festoons, urns and oval cartouches on both sides enclosing monogram CC, the domed cover with bud finial, marked on body 9¾ in. high; 14 oz. 10 dwt. Provenance: The sugar urn was made for a member of the Cooper family of Boston.
A RARE SILVER TEA POT MARK OF PAUL REVERE JR., BOSTON, CIRCA 1782 Drum form, with gadrooned borders, with fluted straight spout and scroll wood handle, the slightly domed hinged cover with gadrooned border and surmounted by a cast bud finial, the body engraved on one side with monogram CC, marked twice under base with Kane mark B, also with scratch weight 16 oz.-14, with modern fitted wood case 9 1/8 in. (22.8 cm) long over spout; 6 1/2 in. (16.3 cm.) high; 16 oz. 10 dwt. (520 gr.) gross
John Singleton Copley, Portrait of Paul Revere. c. 1768–70 - Paul Revere is Copley’s only finished portrait of an artisan dressed in shirtsleeves & shown at work. Revere is shown half-length, seated behind a highly polished table, & casually attired. He cradles his chin in his right hand & regards the viewer as if he has just looked up from the teapot in his left hand; the pot is finished but remains undecorated, & the engraving tools at Revere’s elbow attest to the work yet to come.