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The vase-shaped body, raised in two sections, rests on a spreading circular foot, with a string of beading applied to the edge, around the shoulder, and along the rim. Bands of bright-cut and wrigglework patterns outline the foot, shoulder and rim. The hinged, shaped and domed lid is raised and...

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ARMORIALS: engraved on the side, the arms and crest of Allen. INSCRIPTIONS: engraved on the front, OAW in monogram for Oliver (1744-1813) and Abigail Whipple (d. 1827) of Boston.


On side of foot, sovereign's head; date letter l; leopard's head crowned; lion passant (repeated on inside of cover); maker's mark IS (repeated on inside of cover).


According to Tradition, Oliver Whipple and his wife, Abigail, of Boston; Gebelein Silversmiths, Boston, purchased December 11, 1958, Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour. (Accession Date: December 11, 1958) $450.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

English (London), 1786–87

Object Place

London, England


H. 30.6 cm (12 in.); Weight: 768.3 gm (24 oz 14 dwt)

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Medium or Technique

Silver, wood