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Maker: John Dixwell, American, 1680–1725

Patch Box



1 1/4 × 1 7/8 × 3/8 in. (3.18 × 4.76 × 0.95 cm, 13.8 g)
Gift of M. C. Edwards
Made in Boston, Massachusetts
18th century
Containers - Metals

Sarah Pierpont Edwards (1710–1758), New Haven, Conn.; by descent in her family to Miss M. C. Edwards, New Canaan, Conn.; by gift to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1980


“Acquisitions 1980,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 38, no. 2 (Winter 1982): 67.

Patricia E. Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewelers (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1998), 380.

Jeannine Falino and Gerald W. R. Ward, eds., New England Silver and Silversmithing 1620-1815 (Boston: Colonial Society of Massachusetts, Boston, 2001), 52–53, fig. 5.

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