Clasp

  • Category:

    Jewelry

  • Creator (Role):

    Joseph Richardson Jr. (Maker)

  • Place of Origin:

    Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

  • Date:

    1780-1795

  • Materials:

    Gold

  • Techniques:

    Engraved

  • Museum Object Number:

    1958.0094


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1958.0094

Object Name

Clasp

Category

Jewelry

Credit Line/Donor

Museum purchase

Creator (Role)

Joseph Richardson Jr. (Maker)
1752-1831
Bibliography: Martha Gandy Fales, Joseph Richardson and Family: Philadelphia Silversmiths (1974); Richardson family papers, Downs Collection, Winterthur Library.

Place of Origin

Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

Date

1780-1795

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Mark; Clasp, underside; "IR" in rectangle stamped

Materials

Gold

Techniques

Engraved

Dimensions (inches)

0.43 (H) , 1 (W) , 0.37 (D)

Dimensions (centimeters)

1.11 (H) , 2.54 (W) , 0.95 (D)

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Fennimore, Donald L. 2000 Flights of Fancy: American Silver Bird-Decorated Spoons.
Published: p. 7, fig. 6
[Book] Quimby, Ian M.G. 1995 American Silver at Winterthur.
Published: no. 448, p. 432
[Book] Belden, Gail C. 1980 Marks of American Silversmiths in the Ineson-Bissell Collection. 506 p.
Information on the maker and examples of marks, pp. 356-357.
[Book] Fales, Martha Gandy. 1974 Joseph Richardson and Family: Philadelphia Silversmiths.
Information on the Richardson family of Philadelphia.