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Thomas Davis, original owner; Elizabeth Ann Richison Shee]
Colonial American Man's Eighteenth-Century Stick Buckle or Hairpin with Provenance]
[America? Before 1774]. Hairpin with gold-color decorative top knob; 6½ inches long. Accompanied by a 5¼ x 5 inches undated manuscript note labeled "Copy" and handwritten circa 1886 Darkening to ornament. A "Stick Buckle for gentleman's hair" is an interesting piece of eighteenth century man's jewelry or hair adornment. The present example bears an American provenance, that of Thomas Davis (d. 1774) of Tredyffrin, Chester County, Pennsylvania. The object's handwritten note documents the pin from Davis through his nephew, William Richison (1762-1837), and then to a daughter of Richison's, Elizabeth Ann Richison Shee (b. August 15, 1812-1886), the recorder of the provenance. William Richison was related to the wife of Isaac Wayne, the son of General Anthony Wayne. The recorder further notes his/her desire to pass on the stick buckle to a Joseph Harris, "son of the late Dr. Stephen Harris." A handsome piece of eighteenth-century men's jewelry, possibly crafted in colonial America, with a continuing American provenance.
Bookseller: Ian Brabner, Rare Americana (ABAA) [Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.]
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