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Overall: 8 1/4 x 5 1/4 x 3 1/8 in. ( 21 x 13.3 x 7.9 cm )
Gift of Mr. William H. Shelton
inscribed: on back in red paint: "950" [old N-YHS cat. #]
George Washington Bowen was born in Providence, Rhode Island, and worked as a baker, weaver and shopkeeper in Newport. In several unsuccessful lawsuits he claimed to be the son and heir of Eliza Bowen (Madame Stephen Jumel).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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