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The object has a raised body, applied floral concave decoration above the shoulder and exuberant floral decoration around the perimeter.


“Presented by the Merchants Bank, Boston to Mark Healey, January 1837 / on his resignation of the Presidency of the Bank” engraved on front.


“JONES, LOWS & BALL / Boston / Pure Silver Coin / Boston,” each in a rectangle and arranged to form a rough square, struck on bottom. The retailer’s and place names are in roman letters; the quality mark in italics.


Fashioned for Mark Healey (1791 – 1876), m. Caroline Foster (1800 – 1871) in 1821; by descent to their daughter Caroline Wells Healey (1822 – 1912) and Charles Henry Appleton Dall (1816 – 1886), m. 1844; to their son William Healey Dall (1845 – 1927) and Annette Whitney (1859 – 1943), m. 1880; to their daughter Marion Dall (1882 – 1962); to her son Mark Healey Dall (1915 – 2000), who retained the Dall family name, and Pauline Kingsland Dall (b. 1920), m. 1947, who made the gift in her husband’s name.

Credit Line

Gift of Mark Healey Dall


Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts


Overall: 28 x 24 x 16.5 cm (11 x 9 7/16 x 6 1/2 in.)

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Silver hollowware