Crumber in box
Silver, leather, velvet, silk, cardboard
Overall (crumber): 11 5/8 x 2 3/4 x 1 5/8 in. (29.5 x 7 x 4.1 cm)
Box: 1 3/8 x 12 3/8 x 3 3/8 in. ( 3.5 x 31.4 x 8.6
Molded silver crumber with upturned pointed oval handle with twisted, spiral stem and scroll decoration; obverse of handle-end engraved "Mary Ann Cobb,/ from her Husband" in script characters; reverse handle-end engraved "May 26, 1860", also in script; blade is flat ovoid ellipse with square shoulders, lower flat edge and upper raised and scalloped; face of blade is engraved with seascape depicting lighthouse on rocks with a dock, and has houses, boats, and hills in the background; no hallmarks. Ovoid brown leather box has tooled foliate scroll decoration on slightly domed lid; bottom lined with white cardboard and green velvet molded to cradle crumber; top of the lid lined with white silk; retailer's label affixed to inside of lid; two metal hook-and-eye closures on the outside.
Gift of Miss Mary Lamar Erwin in memory of her grandparents General & Mrs. Howell Cobb of Georgia
engraved: on the obverse of the handle: "Mary Ann Cobb/ from he Husband" in script
engraved: on the underside of the handle: "May 26, 1860" in script
printed: on the label in the box: "M. W. GALT & BRO./ JEWELERS/ 354 PENN AVE./ near Brown's Hotel/ Washington" in roman letters.
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