Revolver handle with accessories and case

Object Number: 
1975.31a-c
Date: 
1870-1885
Medium: 
Sterling, maple, steel
Dimensions: 
Case: 11 x 5 1/2 in. ( 27.9 x 14 cm ) Part (handle): 4 1/8 x 5 in. (10.5 x 12.7 cm)
Marks: 
stamped: frame bottom: "STERLING" ; "TIFFANY & CO." stamped: case: "TIFFANY & CO." ; "BIRDS EYE MAPLE"
Description: 
Sterling revolver handle and frame with blued steel trigger guard; handle and frame decorated with leaves and thistles; sterling cleaning rod with slotted head and engraved thistles and leaves on handle; formed maple case with brown velvet lining and key inside rectangular compartment; stamped marks on revolver frame and case.
Credit Line: 
Gift of John E. Parsons
Provenance: 
Presented as a wedding gift to Newbold Morris, Sr. in 1900.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group