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Description

Leather covered silver case, with multiple beading around base, cover and hinging area. Press circular knob to open; bottom marked Sarah Bromfield (who according to Edmund Quincy is the maternal grandmother of Josiah Quincy, President of Harvard. A street in Boston is named for this family also one on the old estate in Quincy.) Interior contains compartment for utensils to be screwed onto silver tapered handle. Fork, knife and toothpick remain.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1780-1800
Inscriptions
Sarah Bromfield (poorly engraved)
Material
leather
silver (metal)
Object type
Food Service T&E
Descriptive terms
flatware
FLATWARE
leather
Leather
Silver
silver (metal)
People and organizations
Bromfield, Sarah
Dimensions
3 1/12 x 1 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1970.498
Credit Line
Gift of Edmund Quincy
GUSN
55772

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