Federal coin silver cup or beaker, molded rim with tapering sides, monogrammed HD presumably for Major General Henry Dearborn (1750-1829). Maker's mark J. Loring in script within a cartouche to the base (Joseph Loring, Boston, b. 1747- d. 1815). Inscription on the base reads, J. E. D. C. / A. M. D. B. (Annette Maria Dearborn Boyd) / Sept. 1858, Sept. 1883. 3" H. 2.660 troy ouces. Provenance: The Estate of Charles Boyd Coleman, Jr., Chattanooga, TN, by descent from Annette Maria Dearborn Boyd, daughter of Greenleaf Dearborn (1786-1846) and Pamela Augusta Gilman (1802-1880); Gilman was the granddaughter of Major General Henry Dearborn (1751-1829). Annette married Charles Harrod Boyd and had four children including Julia Wingate Boyd (wife of Lewis Minor Coleman, Jr.). Lewis Minor Coleman was the son of CSA Lt. Colonel Lewis Minor Coleman and Mary Ambler Marshall, granddaughter of John Marshall (1755-1835), fourth Chief Justice of the United States. Silversmith Joseph Loring is believed to have apprenticed with Benjamin Burt or Paul Revere in Boston, MA circa 1756, and worked from 1765 to 1813 as a silversmith and jeweler in Boston MA. Like Revere, he was a patriot. Loring served as a Lieutenant during the American Revolution and accompanied Paul Revere during his ride to Concord, during which he was captured by the British. His association with Revere continued after his apprenticeship, and it is possible Loring retailed some pieces for Revere ("that Revere's shop supplied other silversmiths with stock for resale is documented in his ledgers" – p. 193, Early American Silver in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Additional ref. Francis Hill Bigelow, Historic Silver of the Colonies and its Makers; Register 1902, The Order of the Founders and Patriots of America). CONDITION: Some surface mottling and light overall wear.
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