Maker's mark on top of body, near handle: VC
Engraved at bottom at edge: 3.8
Engraved on bottom in script: R*Wyer || Christopher Wyer
Engraved on side in script: Sarah C. Wyer. 1830.
10.2 × 5.1 × 5.1 cm (4 × 2 3/4 × 2 1/4 in.); 101.7 g
Purchased with funds provided by the Antiquarian Society through the Mr. and Mrs. Jules N. Stiffel and Mrs. Benton J. Willner funds
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Probably Robert Wyer (sometimes spelled Wier or perhaps Weare) (b. Charlestown, MA, 1695/96-1764) and Catherine Swain, Nantucket, MA (m. 1720) probably by descent to Christopher Wyer (1776-1850); by descent to his daughter Sarah C. Wyer Easton (1809-1907), 1830. With Firestone and Parson, Boston, by 1990; sold to the Art Institute of Chicago, 1990.
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