Though today was likely a solemn occasion for Paul Revere, remembering annually the loss of his father, Paul Revere, Sr. #OTD in 1754 (at 52) we’re choosing to reflect on the career of the first Paul Revere/Apollos Rivoire (who anglicized his name upon immigration to Boston.)
Known in the art world as Paul Revere I or Paul Revere, Sr. to distinguish him from his son & grandson of the same name (as they all three worked as Silver and Goldsmiths!) Paul Sr. apprenticed to the talented John Coney upon his arrival in the City of Boston as a 13 yr old in 1715.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston routinely has some of Paul Sr.’s silver on display - and also viewable digitally. This miniature caudle cup, probably made during his apprenticeship while still developing new skills is one of our favorites: http://bit.ly/3eLtejs