Toy Caster

1685


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 27

Accession Number

63.957

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Manning House (Gallery LG36)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware

Cylindrical, moulding at base and rim (bezel broken) and bottom of cover. Bayonet fastening. Turned finial with shaped quatrefoil cut-card below.


Bethiah Shrimpton of Boston probably originally owned these toys, as in her will, Shrimpton left her “Silver Baby things” to her sister’s children.

Markings

indistinct below slot for fastener

Provenance

Bethiah Shrimpton (1681-1713); by inheritance to her sister Hunt's children; by descent to Mr and Mrs Francis S Dane; 1946, lent by Mr and Mrs Dane to the MFA; 1963, bought from the Danes by the MFA. (Accession date: June 19, 1963)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour