Box with ivory lid

1750
Rufus Greene (1707–1777)


Object Place: Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 218

Dimensions

5.8 cm (2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.25.23

Medium or Technique

Silver, ivory

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware

Small oval box with ivory carved cover Subject, Flight into Egypt, engraved: “Jany. 1st 1816 II By her grandmother J. A. to J. E. C. 5th generation it as pass’d” Marked RG shaded Roman capitals, pellet between, in cartouche.

Inscription

engraved: "Jany. 1st 1816 II By her grandmother J. A. to J. E. C. 5th generation it as pass'd" Marked RG shaded Roman capitals, pellet between, in cartouche.

Provenance

Buhler entry: James Ivers, m. Hannah Trecothick, 1753; their daughter Jane, m. Benjamin Austin; their granddaughter Jane Eliza Collidge, m. Dummer Rogers Chapman; descended in the family to the donor.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Emily D. Chapman