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Inscription

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

Marks

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

about 1805

Object Place for Label

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment