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The elliptical box, assembled from sheet, has straight sides and a flat cover with a hidden hinge. The edges of the sides and cover are ornamented with a pounched border, and the center of the cover has an oval cartouche containing the engraved monogram.

Inscription

Engraved on cover, HC in monogram, for Hannah Cartwright.

Marks

On inside of case, maker's mark IP(Grimwade 1582)(repated on underside of cover); leopard's head crowned; lion passant (repated on underside of cover); date letter c

Provenance

Hannah Beasley Cartwright, of Albany, to her daughter Elizabeth Robinson, by descent to her grandson, Henry Codman, to his granddaughter, Martha C. Codman (1858-1948), The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts. (Accession Date: January 19, 1939)

Credit Line

The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts

English (London), 1778–79

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

H. 2.1 cm x W. 8.8 cm x D. 4 cm (13/16 x 3 7/16 x 1 9/16 in.); Weight: 62.4 gm (2 oz)

Accession Number

39.182

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver