Centerpiece bowl

Object Number: 
1944.144
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)
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. Taussi
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.
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of George A. Zabriskie
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