Centerpiece bowl

Centerpiece bowl
Centerpiece bowl
Title
Centerpiece bowl
Date 
1926
Medium 
Silver
Dimensions 
Overall: 7 1/2 x 12 1/4 in. ( 19 x 31.1 cm ) Silver Weight: 43 oz (troy) 3 dwt (1342 g)
Description 
Wrought and cast silver centerpiece bowl; circular bowl with an everted lip;cast, open work pedestal of foliate scrolls and beads; circular, stepped and splayed foot; engraved on the underside of the foot, "TO GEORGE A ZABRISKIE. A TOKEN OF AFFECTION OF THE DIRECTORS OF THE U.S. SUGAR EQUALIZATION BOARD, 1918-1926." in block letters with engraved signatures of the board members below; maker's marks stamped on the underside of the foot.
Credit Line 
Gift of George A. Zabriskie
Object Number 
1944.144
Marks 
engraved: "TO GEORGE A ZABRISKIE. A TOKEN OF AFFECTION OF THE DIRECTORS OF THE U.S. SUGAR EQUALIZATION BOARD, 1918-1926." in block letters with engraved signatures of the board members below, "C. A. de Lima, Edgar Rickard, Edward P. Stattuck, F. W. Taussig, Theo F. Whetmarsh, Clarence Wooley, Harvey H. Bundy, Wm. W. Glasgow, Herbert Hoover" in script stamped: on the base: "STERLING/ DENMARK" over a crowned oval with, "GEORG/ JENSEN" inside and a beaded oval with, "a1/ 925/ S" and "184"
Gallery Label 
This pedestal bowl was presented to New Yorker George A. Zabriskie (1869-1954) by members of the United States Sugar Equalization Board in 1926. Zabriskie was a prominent executive in the food industry and during World War I became an active public servant. From 1939 to 1947 he served as president of the N-YHS, but in his earlier years he was president of the Sugar Administrator of the Sugar Equalization Board, a corporation created in 1918 by President Woodrow Wilson to buy and sell the increasingly scarce commodity and safeguard consumer prices.
Provenance 
Presented to George A. Zabriskie (1869-1954), the donor.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group