Overall: 12 1/4 x 12 3/4 x 9 1/4 in. ( 31.1 x 32.4 x 23.5 cm )
Silver Weight: 53 oz (troy) 19 dwt (1678 g)
engraved: front center: "PRESENTED/ to/ Judge Advocate General/ William Henry Anthon./ BY THE/ Commissioners and Surgeons of Drafting/ in the/ CITY of NEW YORK./ AS A/ Testimonial/ of their appreciation of the eminent ability and unswerving/ integrity wit
Wrought and cast silver covered bowl; deep bowl shaped body with an applied egg and trefoil dart band below the plain rim; seated on a circular splayed pedestal with a molded bead band around the joint and around the edge of the foot; two cast, reeded strap handles crimped in the center with a beaded ring and arrow heads applied to each side of the body with cast ram's head joints; stepped and domed lid with a molded beaded band around the center; cast helmet finial screwed through the center of the lid; engraved on the front center, "PRESENTED/ to/ Judge Advocate General/ William Henry Anthon./ BY THE/ Commissioners and Surgeons of Drafting/ in the/ CITY of NEW YORK./ AS A/ Testimonial/ of their appreciation of the eminent ability and unswerving/ integrity with which the proceeding preparatory to the draft were conducted./ Dated New York, April 1863./ Maj.r Gen. C. W. Sandford/ Maj.r Gen. H. T. Kiersted../ Brig. Gen. Wm. Hall....../ P. B. Mauran . M.D......./ R. A. McCurdy. EsqE...../ COMMITTEE" in multiple scripts; makers' marks stamped on the base.
William Henry Anthon (1827-1875), who married Sarah Atwood Meert (1829-1911); probably to their daughter Marion Anthon Graves (1853-1915), who married Stuyvesant Fish, Sr. (1851-1923); to their son Stuyvesant Fish, Jr. (1883-1952), the donor.
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