Marked, on handle: MADE IN NEWP / BY D:MEL [in large oval, surrounding bow and stars (Laughlin #322)] [a deep "X" is scored into the center of the mark]; cast, in handle bracket: TM [for Thomas Melville ?]
American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 9-December 9, 2007.
Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 197, no. 168.
Merrill G. and Katharine T. Beede, Falls Church, Virginia; given to present collection, 1991.
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