water pitcher, engraved inscriptions in various styles: [Be Just and Fear Not]; [Presented by the Massa/ s. Charitable Mechanic Association to Mr. Thomas Wells]; [In testimony of their approbation of his faithful service in the office of Secretary March 22, 1810]

Pitcher, c. 1810

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Gift of James F. and Louise H. Bellexpand_more  32.21.5

This pitcher was presented to Thomas Wells in 1810 for services rendered to the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association. Founded in 1795 to promote the “mechanic arts” and their application to the betterment of American society, the organization counted tailors, hatters, metalsmiths, housebuilders, and others among its members. Paul Revere, the famous patriot and silversmith, was its first president. Wells, a bookbinder, served as the association’s secretary.

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Title
Pitcher
Artist Life
American, 1773-1819
Role
Artist
Accession Number
32.21.5
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water pitcher, engraved inscriptions in various styles: [Be Just and Fear Not]; [Presented by the Massa/ s. Charitable Mechanic Association to Mr. Thomas Wells]; [In testimony of their approbation of his faithful service in the office of Secretary March 22, 1810]