Shell or Moon Gorget

Canadian
about 1800
John Lumsden (Canadian, active about 1804)


Object Place: Montreal, Canada

Dimensions

Other (Overall): 11.1cm (4 3/8in.)

Accession Number

36.46

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver

Slightly concave circular disk with two buttons in upper part. Bright cut and engraved: design around edge, tree in center with squirrel on top twig, dog seated on hanches at left, and indian at right shooting with with bow and arrow. Marked at foot of tree, lion passant to right and IL in rectangle.

Markings

Marked at foot of tree, lion passant to right and IL in rectangle.

Provenance

Early history unknown prior to its gift to the Museum in 1936. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Herbert Edes, 1936.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Herbert Edes