Revolutionary-Era Art and Artifacts

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Tea Party

Tea leaves in glass bottle collected on the shore of Dorchester Neck the morning ...
Glass bottle containing tea

Edes family Tea Party punch bowl
Porcelain, made by an unidentified maker in China, circa 1760-1773

Lexington and Events of 19 April 1775 

Lexington cannonball
Lead, circa 1775

Sword said to have belonged to Gen. Joseph Warren
Brass, silver, wood, [17--]

Cannonball found after the Battle of Lexington
Lead, circa 1775

Powder horn belonging to Nathaniel Munroe
Cow or ox horn, black stain, wood, 1774

Bunker Hill

Candlestick from the Bon Homme Richard
Brass, circa 1779

Sword said to have belonged to Gen. Joseph Warren
Brass, silver, wood, [17--]

Powder horn
Cow horn, red stain, wood scribed by Benjamin Goodridge, 1775

Teaspoons belonging to Relief Ellery
Silver by John Allen, [17--]

Sword blade
Steel, [17--]

Marquis de Lafayette
Portrait, oil on wood panel by Henry Cheever Pratt, 1825

Prescott and Linzee swords
Wooden plaque with crossed swords

British side drum captured at the Battle of Bunker Hill
Wood, brass, and leather by unidentifed English maker, 18th century

John Thomas

Flintlock pistol owned by General John Thomas
Brass, iron,silver, wood by Richard Wilson, gunsmith, and Joseph Allen, silversmith, after 1746

Major General John Thomas
Pastel on laid paper mounted on wood by Benjamin Blyth, circa 1775

Sword belonging to General John Thomas
Steel, silver, [17--]

Pocket watch belonging to Major General John Thomas
Silver by Walter Mitchelson, 1774-1775

Mortar and pestle belonging to John Thomas
Cast iron Anonymous maker, 18th c.

George Washington

George Washington’s gorget
Copper, circa 1774

Epaulets worn by George Washington
Woven gilt lame, yellow silk, white silk made by an unidentified maker in France, circa 1780

Le Général Washington, peint d’aprés nature à Philadelphie
Oil on engraving glued to panel by unidentified artist, 1783

George Washington
Portrait, oil on canvas by Joseph Wright and John Trumbull, 1784-1786

George Washington
Portrait, oil on canvas by Christian Gullager, 1789

Locket containing George Washington's hair
Gold, glass, fabric, paper, hair

Locks of hair of Alexander Hamilton and George Washington
[17--]

George Washington
Oil on canvas attributed to Jane Stuart, [18--]

George Washington
Portrait, oil on canvas by an unidentified artist of the American school, 1825-1835

George Washington
Portrait, oil on canvas by Mr.Vivian after Charles Willson Peale, 1873-1874