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Title :

Ancient and valuable gifts : silver at colonial Harvard

Author :
SKERRY, Janine E. ;
Conference :
New England silver & silversmithing 1620-1815; Boston; Colonial Society of Massachusetts; <Charlottesville>; Dist. by the University Press of Virginia ;
Publication year :
2001
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Focuses on the specific practices pertaining to the ownership of silver at Harvard during the colonial period. During that time, presenting a piece of plate to Harvard or its faculty fell into three categories: corporate gifts to the college proper, usually donated or bequeathed by an alumnus or benefactor; fellow commoner silver given directly to the college, often by students to fulfill contractual obligations; and student gifts to Harvard instructors as partial compensation. The third category, student tutorial plate, survives in the largest quantities, but the corporate gifts and fellow commoner silver play the most important symbolic role at the university. Article presents a selection of Harvard's colonial silver. Only three pieces of Harvard's corporate silver and three pieces of fellow commoner silver are extant. ;
Pagination/Size :
13 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ; 5304D01 - 1400-1800 ; Arts décoratifs ; Arts du métal ; 530-IV - 1400-1800 ;
French keywords :
Argenterie ; Cambridge (MA, USA), Harvard University ; Colonial (art) ; Donation ; Dons ; Educateurs ; Enseignants ; Etats-Unis ; Etudiants ; 1600-1800 ;
Descriptors :
Cambridge (MA, USA), Harvard University ; Colonial ; Donations ; Educators ; Gifts ; Silver (objects) ; Students ; Teachers ; United States ; 1600-1800 ;
Document type :
Communication de congrès ;
INIST identifier :
24903667 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 096207375X ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher country :
UNITED STATES ; UNITED STATES ;