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Ear trumpet

Object Number: 
1936.452
Date: 
ca. 1800
Medium: 
Sheffield plate
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 7/8 x 2 7/8 x 17 1/4 in. ( 7.3 x 7.3 x 43.8 cm ) Silver Weight: 5 oz (troy) 7 dwt (167 g)
Marks: 
engraved: at the mouth: "Daniel Janse Van Antwerp." in script
Description: 
Cast and seamed Sheffield plate collapsible ear trumpet in four sections; four narrow conical sections, smallest bent at a right angle at the end to insert into the ear; the other sections are progressively larger and have reeded bands applied around their small ends; interior of the small ends threaded to attach all the pieces when extended; largest piece has an applied conical opening or mouth at a right angle with cast, gadrooned bands around the joint and rim; engraved at the mouth, "Daniel Janse Van Antwerp." in script; no maker's marks.
Gallery Label: 
Used by Daniel Van Antwerp (b. 1764), who married Lydia Earle in New York City in 1786.
Credit Line: 
Gift of William Van Antwerp Kemp
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group