Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Buhler, 1972, No. 27
Medium or Technique
Manning House (Gallery LG36)
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.
indistinct below slot for fastener
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)
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour