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Cheese scoops (2)

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Title:
Cheese scoops (2)
Date: 
1855
Medium: 
Silver
Classification: 
Dimensions: 
each overall: 8 5/8 x 1 3/8 x 1/2 in. ( 21.9 x 3.5 x 1.3 cm ) Silver Weight: 102) 2 oz (troy) 10 dwt (78 g) Silver W
Date End: 
1 855
Description: 
Pair of silver cheese scoops with upturned wavy-end handles with foliate decoration; ovoid shovel-shaped bowls with leaf decoration; undersides of the handles engraved with the Perry family crest, an anchor on fess below a hind's head; makers' marks stamped on the undersides of the stems.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Honorable Perry Belmont
Object Number: 
1936.102-103
Gallery Label: 
On December 28, 1855, the Chamber of Commerce and Merchants of New York presented Commodore Matthew Calbraith perry with a 381-piece silver dinner service in acknowledgement of his successful negotiation of a treaty with Japan in 1854. In the letter of presentation the committee remarked, "To have brought this secluded Empire, into the intercourse of nations; is an achievement which may justly be ranked, among the greatest events of the age..."
Date Begin: 
1855
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Creative: Tronvig Group