Clasp

  • Category:

    Jewelry

  • Creator (Role):

    Joseph Richardson Sr. (Maker)

  • Place of Origin:

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

  • Date:

    1750-1765

  • Materials:

    Gold

  • Museum Object Number:

    1959.0017.003


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1959.0017.003

Object Name

Clasp

Category

Jewelry

Credit Line/Donor

Museum purchase with funds provided by Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

Joseph Richardson Sr. (Maker)
9/17/1711-1784

Place of Origin

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

Date

1750-1765

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Mark; Underside; "I R" in rectangle, stamped
2. Inscription; Underside; "E.C." engraved

Materials

Gold

Dimensions (inches)

0.18 (H) , 1 (W) , 0.68 (D)

Dimensions (centimeters)

0.47 (H) , 2.54 (W) , 1.74 (D)

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Quimby, Ian M.G. 1995 American Silver at Winterthur.
Published: no. 439, p. 424
[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.