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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Obadiah Rich, American (1808 - 1888)
Design attributed to Horatio Greenough, American (Boston, MA 1805 - 1852 Somerville, MA)
Modern top by Michael Brody
Ink stand with Greyhounds' Heads
Tools and Equipment
Work Type
c. 1830
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
9.8 x 12.1 x 12.1 cm (3 7/8 x 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: Stamped on bottom: Boston fine; stamped on base: O. Rich
Andrews Norton.
To Mrs. William Norton (Mary Reynolds) Bullard.
Gift to Fogg Art Museum, 1961.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Mrs. William Norton Bullard (Mary Reynolds)
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Martha Gandy Fales, "Obadiah Rich, Boston Silversmith", The Magazine Antiques (October 1968), vol. XCIV, no. 4, pp. 566-568, fig. 2

H. Wade White, "Nineteenth Century American Sculpture at Harvard, a Glance at the Collection", Harvard Library Bulletin (Cambridge, MA, October 1970), vol. XVIII, no. 4, pp. 359-366, pl. VII

K. C. Buhler and Graham Hood, American Silver: Garvan and Other Collections in the Yale University Art Gallery, Yale University (New Haven, CT, 1970), p. 226

Kenyon Castle Bolton, III, Peter G. Huenink, Earl A. Powell III, Harry Z. Rand, and Nanette C. Sexton, American Art at Harvard, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1972), cat. 176, ill.

Exhibition History

American Art at Harvard, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/19/1972 - 06/18/1972

Classical Taste in America 1800-1840, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, 06/27/1993 - 09/26/1993; The Mint Museum, Charlotte, 11/20/1993 - 03/13/1994; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, 05/01/1994 - 07/24/1994

The Practice of Letters - The Hofer Collection of Writing Manuals, Houghton Library, Cambridge, 04/10/1997 - 06/07/1997

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