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Burt, John (1692 - 1745), silversmith

Gordon Campbell

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online October 2008 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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American silversmith, active in Boston. The most important collection of his silverware is held by Harvard University (notably a pair of candlesticks dated 1724); the Historical Society of York, PA, holds a thimble (c. 1740), and Yale University has a fine tankard (c. 1745). John Burt’s sons William (b 1723; apprenticed to his father but died young), Samuel (1724–54), and Benjamin (1729–1804) succeeded him in the family business. Benjamin’s

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