Straight tapering sides, applied moulded baseband and rim. Flat stepped cover, incised lines at edge, serrated front. Moulded hinge with wavy lines, double scroll purchase; scroll handle with ring, rat-tail drop, shaped shield tip. Cut-card design at lower handle joining and on cover.
Engraved on handle C/ IR
Marked I D fluer-de-lis below in heart on cover and at left of handle
Early history unknown. 1916, lent by William F. Wharton to MFA; 1919, returned to Mr Wharton; by 1928 to Philip L Spalding; 1928, lent by Mr. Spalding to MFA; 1940, given by his wife and children to MFA. (Accession date: April 9 and 16, 1942)
The Philip Leffingwell Spalding Collection—Given in his memory by Katharine Ames Spalding and Philip Spalding, Oakes Ames Spalding, and Hobart Ames Spalding