Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts
Buhler, 1972, No. 441
Overall: 4.8cm (1 7/8in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Two heart shaped plates slightly curved fastened together with narrow moulding (broken). Ring suspension from top.
Engraved "Samuel R C Moffat / of Portsmouth New / Hampshire New / England in North America" and on the other side with Moffat arms.
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)
Gift of Robert T. Moffatt