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Stamp

Object Number: 
1958.12
Date: 
1825-1875
Medium: 
Ivory, mother of pearl
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/4 x 1 1/4 x 3/4 in. ( 7 x 3.2 x 1.9 cm )
Marks: 
engraved (inverted): on stamp face: "TWK"
Description: 
Stamp with carved ivory handle with full-round figure of a ram standing on tall base with ornate, deeply carved floral decoration; rectangular mother of pearl stamp face with canted corners engraved with initials "TWK."
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this stamp belonged to Thomas Worthington King, grandson of Rufus King, "the framer."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Rufus King
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group