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Trowel

Trowel
Title
Trowel
Date 
1914
Medium 
Silver, wood
Dimensions 
Overall: 7 x 2 1/4 x 1 1/4 in. ( 17.8 x 5.7 x 3.2 cm )
Description 
Cast silver and wooden trowel with a tapered, cylindrical wooden handle with a silver tip, tapered cylindrical handle socket and a bent stem with a circular joint; triangular blade engraved, "SOUVENIR OF THE/ LAYING OF THE/ CORNER STONE/ OF THE/ EQUITABLE BUILDING/ NEW YORK CITY/ BY/ HON. JOHN/ PURROY/ MITCHEL, MAYOR/ APRIL/ 29,/ 1914" in roman letters; maker's marks stmped on the underside of the handle.
Credit Line 
Gift of Frank W. Crane
Object Number 
1946.303
Marks 
engraved: on the blade: "SOUVENIR OF THE/ LAYING OF THE/ CORNER STONE/ OF THE/ EQUITABLE BUILDING/ NEW YORK CITY/ BY/ HON. JOHN/ PURROY/ MITCHEL, MAYOR/ APRIL/ 29,/ 1914" in roman letters stamped: on the underside of the blade: lion passant in a chafered rectangle, anchor in a shield, gothic "G" in a chamfered rectangle over "STERLING/ C D J"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group