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Inscription: engraved on cover in interlaced script: RLM (within crossed branches)engraved on body: [bright-cut, ribbon-tied garland with oval medallion enclosing crest of a goat(?)]; below on a banner: VIRTUS. / ET. NATALE. / MEUM.Lightly scratched on underside: 35 = 7Marking: marked on underside: C[pellet] DUNN [the UNN are small caps] (in rectangle); N[pellet]York (in rectangle)
According to family history, General Robert Montgomery (1736–1775), Rhinebeck, New York; by descent to Maria Livingston Tillotson (1828–1911), New York, New York; given to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1913.
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