Matthew Boulton (British, Birmingham 1728–1809 Birmingham)
Height (each): 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Abraham Lansing, 1901
01.3.7a, b, .8a, b
Not on view
Inscription: (Engraved script monogram on saucers and extinguishers) M D ; (Engraved in script of later date): (On base of 01.3.7): Magdalena Douw / daughter of / Petrus Douw / B. 1692-D. 1775 / and Anna Van Rensselaer / B. 1696- D. 1756. (On base of 01.3.8) Belonged to / Magdalena Douw / Born 1718. Died 1796. Married 1738. / Harme Gansevoort Born 1712. D. 1801 / to their son Peter Gansevoort Jr. B. 1749 D. 1812 / and his wife Catherine Van Schaick B. 1745 D. 1830 / and to their son Peter Gansevoort B. 1789 D. 1876 / to his son / Henry S. Gansevoort U.S.A. / B. 1835 D. 1871 / and his sister / Catherine Gansevoort Lansing / Made at / Soho Works / Birmingham / England by Matthew Boulton / B. 1728 D. 1809.
Marking:  Lion passant (English quality mark for sterling);  anchor (Birmingham town mark);  h (Birmingham date letter for 1805–6);  M B (maker's mark for Matthew Boulton) Additional marks: H and ...
Location of marks: All marks on each base and extinguisher;  on slide