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Inscription: engraved on front of handle in script: Maria v: Renselaer Obit 24 Jann An[superscript o] 1688/9; engraved on back of handle: M * G
Magdalena Douw Gansevoort (1718–1796); by family descent to Catherine Gansevoort (Mrs. Abraham) Lansing (1839–1918); gift from her estate to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1929.
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