Gold Thimble

about 1805
Paul Revere, Jr. (American, 1734–1818)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 423

Dimensions

Overall: 3.2 x 1.7 cm (1 1/4 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

56.113

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Prudence S. and William M. Crozier, Jr. Gallery (Gallery 121)

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment

Inscription

Engraved in semiscript, slightly below midway on the sides: "Maria Revere Balestier" in script

Markings

Unmarked

Provenance

Revere's daughter Maria (1785-1847), m. Joseph Balestier (d. 1863), consul at Singapore; descended in the family to the donors.
In the collection of Mrs. Henry B. Chapin and Edward H. R. Revere by 1956; to MFA February 9, 1956, gift.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Henry B. Chapin and Edward H.R. Revere