Bowl made of wood from Charter Oak

Bowl made of wood from Charter Oak
Bowl made of wood from Charter Oak
Title
Bowl made of wood from Charter Oak
Date 
ca.1688
Medium 
Wood
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 x 5 1/2 in. ( 5.1 x 14 cm )
Description 
Carved wooden bowl made from piece of the Charter Oak; bark ring around outside of bowl; two handwritten inscriptions on paper labels affixed to inside and outside.
Credit Line 
Gift of Miss Isabel F. Hapgood
Object Number 
INV.820
Marks 
Handwritten: on paper label affixed to inside of bowl: "A piece of the famous/ "Charter Oak"/ Secured at Hartford Conn./ --by the late Asa Hapgood--/ when the Oak blew down/ Presented by Miss Isabel/ F. Hapgood Nov. 30 1912" Handwritten: in paper label affixed to reverse of bowl: "Piece of/ Charter Oak/ of Hartford Ct./ Presented by Miss Isabel F/ Hapgood/ Nov 30 1912"
Gallery Label 
According to a note affixed to the bowl, it was made from wood from the Charter Oak in Hartford, Connecticut, secured by Asa Hapgood after the tree blew down.The oak was the tree in which the colony's liberal charter is said to have been hidden when, in 1687, British officials sought to confiscate it. When the tree fell in 1856, the property upon which it stood belonged to Isaac W. Stuart.
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Creative: Tronvig Group