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Maker(s):Parker, Daniel
Culture:American (1726-1785)
Date Made:ca. 1765
Type:Food Service
Place Made:United States; Massachusetts; Boston
Measurements:overall: 10 13/16 in x 3 3/4 in x 3 3/4 in; 27.46375 cm x 9.525 cm x 9.525 cm
Accession Number:  HD 69.0270
Credit Line:Museum purchase
Museum Collection:  Historic Deerfield

Silver strainer with a circular, dished, straining section pierced with holes in a compass-type pattern, and two curvilinear open handles with some feathering decoration, which is marked "D : P" in a rounded rectangle on the back of both handles for Daniel Parker (1726-1785), and engraved "R / DE" in block letters on the top end of one handle. Born in Charleston, Massachusetts, Daniel Parker moved to Boston about 1740 where he probably trained with Samuel Edwards (1705-1762) before staring his own successful workshop, advertising frequently in Boston newspapers between 1752-1767. There are currently only about 70 pieces of silver by Parker known. Daniel Parker was the paternal uncle of Issac Parker (1749-1805), silversmith of Deerfield and Boston.

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