Charm

about 1776


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 441

Dimensions

Overall: 4.8cm (1 7/8in.)

Accession Number

40.751

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver

Two heart shaped plates slightly curved fastened together with narrow moulding (broken). Ring suspension from top.

Inscription

Engraved "Samuel R C Moffat / of Portsmouth New / Hampshire New / England in North America" and on the other side with Moffat arms.

Markings

Unmarked

Provenance

By tradition, made to enclose the caul of Samuel Robert Cutt(s) Moffatt of Portsmouth, New Hampshire (b. ca. 1776, d. 1816); descended in the family to the donor; in the collection of Dr. Robert T. Moffatt by 1930; lent to MFA July 31, 1930, and made a gift November 14, 1940 (Accession Date: .November 14, 1940)

Credit Line

Gift of Robert T. Moffatt