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Bowl

Object Number: 
1944.39
Date: 
1864
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 3/4 x 8 3/4 in. ( 19.7 x 22.2 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: front center: "PRESENTED/ to/ Jas. P. Fagan, Esqe. Supt./ by the Officers of the/ State Emigrant Refuge/ and Hospital, Wards Island, N.Y./ as a testimonial of thier respect. New Years Day 1865." in script stamped: on the base: "TIFFANY & CO/ 65
Description: 
Wrought silver standing presentation bowl; deep, circular, bowl-shaped body repoussé chased all over with an alternating flower and leaf design; flared, scalloped rim with engraved foliated design on the inside and an applied feathered rim; center of bowl engraved, "PRESENTED/ to/ Jas. P. Fagan, Esqe. Supt./ by the Officers of the/ State Emigrant Refuge/ and Hospital, Wards Island, N.Y./ as a testimonial of their respect. New Years Day 1865." in script; seated on a scalloped, circular pedestal with a beaded knop and all over repoussé chased foliate designs; feathered footring; makers' marks stamped on the base.
Gallery Label: 
Presented to James P. Fagan, Superintendent of the State Emigrant Refuge and Hospital on Wards Island, as a testimonial of respect by his colleagues.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Florence Rogers Dietrich
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group