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Cushion

Object Number: 
INV.4289.3
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Silk, organic matter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 x 3 7/8 x 1/4 in. ( 7.6 x 9.8 x 0.6 cm )
Description: 
One of a group of memorial cushions or ribbons, INV.4289.1-.5. Rectangular cream silk cushion printed in black; depicts vignette consisting of figure of Liberty, eagle, and oval stars and stripes shield at upper center with inscription below: "PALMER'S/Odoriferous Compound/OR/American Sweet Bag,/APPROVED AND PATRONISED/BY THE AMERICAN PUBLIC"; with four floral corner ornaments. Reverse depicts neo-classical vase on pedestal with inscription: "TO DANIEL WEBSTER/DEFENDER OF THE CONSTITUTION/OF THE UNITED STATES, PRESENTED/By CITIZENS OF BOSTON, OCT. 12 1853"; inscription beneath vase: "THE WEBSTER VASE."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Rear Admiral Reginald Rowan Belknap
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group