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Inscription: engraved on cover of wafer pot: [crest of Belcher]engraved on underside of stand: [device (resembles a "z" within an "o")] dw[superscript "t"] / 20 : 9lightly scratched on underside of pounce pot in shaded roman: E[superscript v]B / Vlightly scratched on underside in script: June 1805 ; R Sto[ck?..] / June 19[superscript "th" over horizontal line above "] 1805Marking: marked on stand: [crown] / IC / [rabbit] (in shaped surround)marked on bezel of wafer pot cover and on outer rim of ink pot: IC (in oval)
Jonathan Belcher (1682–1757), Boston, MA; by descent in the Belcher family; Charles Allen Munn (1859–1924), New York, NY; bequest to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1924.
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