Bowl

Bowl
Title
Bowl
Date 
1716/17
Medium 
Silver
Dimensions 
Overall: 5 7/8 x 10 in. ( 14.9 x 25.4 cm )
Description 
Wrought silver bowl; deep, bowl-shaped body with a molded rim and a plain circular foot; engraved on the front center with unidentified arms, in a shield, gules cross on a gold ground (spotted) with three birds in each quadrant, surmounted by an armor helmet, a prince's crown and two paws, on holding a ring, surrounded by foliage; engraved on the base, "A token of affectionate esteem to/ Frank Knight Sturgis./ From his associates on the/ Governing Committee of the/ Stock Exchange/ A. D. MCMXIV" in script; maker's marks stamped on the base.
Credit Line 
Bequest of Frank Knight Sturgis
Object Number 
1932.103
Marks 
engraved: front center: unidentified arms, in a shield, gules cross on a gold ground (spotted) with three birds in each quadrant, surmounted by an armor helmet, a prince's crown and two paws, one holding a ring, surrounded by foliage engraved: on the base: "A token of affectionate esteem to/ Frank Knight Sturgis./ From his associates on the/ Governing Committee of the/ Stock Exchange/ A. D. MCMXIV" in script stamped: on the base: Brittannia in an oval, a lion's head erased in an oval, "PL" in an oval in roman letters, "A" in a shield
Gallery Label 
This bowl was presented to Frank Knight Sturgis (1847-1932) on the occasion of his retirement from the New York Stock Exchange.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group