Contributed by Tate House Museum
This imitation topaz set in silverplate descended from Joseph Ingraham, a successful merchant and skilled silversmith who married Captain George Tate's granddaughter Ann in 1789.
The Tates were merchants and George Tate, who moved to Portland from England in 1750, was the king's mast agent until the Revolutionary War.
Ingraham may have intended to use the stone as a watch fob. It was later owned by his grandson, Darius Holbrook Ingraham.
About This Item
- Title: Imitation topaz, Portland, ca. 1800
- Creation Date: circa 1800
- Subject Date: circa 1800
- Town: Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Citrine and silver
- Dimensions: 0.95 cm x 1.9 cm x 1.58 cm
- Local Code: 1967.8
- Object Type: Physical Object
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Ingraham, Darius Holbrook, 1837-1923--Associated objects
- Tate Family
- Tate House (Portland, Me.)
- Tate, George, 1700-1794--Homes and haunts--Maine--Portland
- Ingraham, Ann Tate
- Ingraham, Joseph H. (Joseph Holt), 1752-1841
- Ingraham, Darius Holbrook, 1837-1923
- Watch fobs
- Merchants--United States--History--18th century
- Merchants--United States--History--19th century
For more information about this item, contact:Tate House Museum
1267 Westbrook Street, Portland, ME 04102
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