Cann, or Mug

Samuel Burt, maker of this simple yet graceful cann—a cup with a low foot-ring and bulbous body—was the son of the silversmith John Burt (1692/3-1745). Because he died at the age of thirty, examples of his work are relatively scarce: approximately forty pieces survive. The family trade was shared by his brothers William (1726-1751) and […]