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American Silversmiths

Thomas Arnold
(1711-1749)
Elizabeth Cranston
(abt 1711-)
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Thomas Arnold
(abt 1735-1828)

 

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Eliphal Wyatt

Thomas Arnold

  • Born: abt 1735, Newport RI
  • Christened: 18 Sep 1739, Trinity Church Newport RI
  • Marriage: Eliphal Wyatt on 16 Sep 1757 in Bristol RI
  • Died: 14 Aug 1828, Newport RI

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  • He worked from 1760 to 1817 as a silversmith in Newport RI 3

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  • Cann, c 1760-1800
    Boston Museum of Fine Arts 10
    h: 5"
    d: 3 3/8" (base)
    wt: 11 oz, 3 1/2 dwt
    One of a pair.

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  • Beaker, c 1760
    Yale University 13
    h: 4 5/8"
    d: 3 3/16" (of lip)
    wt: 6 oz, 17 dwt
    One of three. Engraved The Gift of / Capt. Iohn Lyon. Dect, / To The First Church / In Rehoboth. The donor left "Ten pounds lawfull money" to the church with which these beakers were bought.
  • Appointed in 1774 as Delegate to conventions in Philadelphia in Newport RI 3
  • Appointed in 1789 as Justice of Peace in Newport RI 3
  • Advertised in the Newport Mercury (Newport RI), 2 Aug 1796, reporting lost silver bearing his mark. 3
  • Master to William Stoddard Nichols abt 1798 in Newport RI. 3
  • Appointed Inspector of Customs, Port of East Greenwich in 1817. 3
  • Shop at Thames Street; proprietor of pew and member Trinity Church; subscribed to fund for new bell; took care of clock there for years. He made three beakers for Newman Congregational Church in 1760. Employing the simple lines of Queen Anne style, created a functional and pleasing design. Prominent citizen of Newport. Silversmith activities recorded in Newport Historical Society publications. Received M.A. degree at college in Providence (Newport Mercury, Sept. 12, 1774); elected member of faculty; chosen Trustee in 1800. Newport Historical Society Magazine, 1881-82 refers to him as a highly respected silversmith of Newport. 3

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  • Punch strainer, c 1760
    Private Collection
    l: 10 3/4"
    wt: 2 oz, 8 dwt

Thomas married Eliphal Wyatt on 16 Sep 1757 in Bristol RI. (Eliphal Wyatt was born about 1736 in Middletown RI.)




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