Overall: 16 1/2 x 15 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. ( 41.9 x 39.4 x 21.6 cm )
Inscription: applied apron at base cast: "THE CITIZENS OF PHILADELPHIA/ TO CAPTAIN J. LAWRENCE" in block letters
Inscription: engraved left side of the base: "Peacock's Loss/ 3 Killed 30 Wounded" in block letters
Inscription: engraved on the reverse of
Wrought and cast silver presentation urn; deep, oval bowl with a beaded band applied below the concave shoulder; foliate band applied around the rim with bezel; seated on an oval pedestal with swag decoration and a splayed oval foot with a foliate and bead band around the edge; foot applied to a chamfered rectangular base with an applied beaded band and four scrolled legs with cast bearded and horned masks at the knees; ogee aprons between the legs, front apron with the applied inscription, "THE CITIZENS OF PHILADELPHIA/ TO CAPTAIN J. LAWRENCE" in block letters, left apron engraved, "Peacock's Loss/ 3 Killed 30 Wounded" in block letters, right apron engraved, "Hornet's Loss/ 1 Killed 2 Wounded" in block letters, reverse apron engraved, "Presented by the Citizens of Philadelphia to Capt. James Lawrence, of the U.S./ Sloop of war Hornet; as a testimonial of the high sense the entertain of/ his skill & gallantry in capturing, on the 24th February 1813, the British Sloop of war/ Peacock of equal force, after a close action of 15 minutes, & of his humane/ exertions, in reserving the vanquished Crew, from their sinking Ship." in script; two loop handles with acanthus grips and bearded Neptune's head joints; oval lid the raised to a flat dome with repoussé chased acanthus decoration around the dome and surmounted by a seated goddess of war in a draped toga, helmet, holding a shield and a laurel wreath to the victor; maker's marks stamped on the base.
The Eugene H. Pool Collection of Captain James Lawrence, Gift of Dr. Eugene H. Pool
Presented to Julia Montaudevert Lawrence (1788-1865), widow of Captain James Lawrence (1781-1813); to their daughter Mary Neill Lawrence (1810-1843), who married William Preston Griffin (b. 1810); to their daughter Mary Lawrence Griffin (1843-1887), who married William Redmond, Jr. (b. 1835); probably to their son William Preston Redmond (1873-1938); to Eugene H. Pool (1874-1949), the donor.
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