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American Decorative Arts
Maker: Lincoln and Reed, w. c. 1838 - 1848

Toast rack

1838–48

Silver

5 15/16 × 6 7/16 × 4 1/4 in., 221 g (15.1 × 16.4 × 10.8 cm)
Gift of Carl R. Kossack, B.S. 1931, M.A. 1933
1985.84.164
Geography: 
Made in Boston, Massachusetts
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Provenance: 

Mr Kossack purchased this toast rack from F Gorevic & Son, Inc, 660 Lexington Ave, NYC. Mr Kossack notes that this crest belongs to the Hamilton family who came from Edstown, Scotland. He cites Matthews, "Addenda American Armory" p. 58 and Fairbairn, "Crests" p. 225.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 1985–1987,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 40, no. 2 (Spring 1988): 50.

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