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      A RARE SET OF SIX SILVER CANNS WITH HERALDIC ENGRAVING MARK OF DANIEL BOYER, BOSTON, CIRCA 1750 Each of baluster form, on molded foot, with leaf-clad scroll handle, each engraved with a coat-of-arms and the inscription, The Gift of Edwd. Kitchen, Esqr. to the Church of Christ of which Ye Revd. Mr. John Huntington ws Pastor 1766, three engraved TAleC No.[3,4,5], three engraved 3d Chh in Salem, three also engraved on lower body South Church 1774-1924, each marked 5 in. high; 68 oz. 10 dwt

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