Marked underneath with the shop's trademark, which is the profile of a silversmith at work inside a square. Also stamped 'HANDMADE/ STERLING/ PORTER BLANCHARD'. A stamped 'R' inside a square.
early history unknown; purchased at a Rago auction, 2006, by silver dealer Spencer Gordon, Ltd.; purchased in 2008 by the MFA with funds provided by The Karolik Society.
Museum purchase with funds by exchange from the Gift of Richard S. Tolman in memory of Miss E. Elizabeth Sears and Miss Mary Crease Sears and the Charles Amos Cummings Bequest Fund