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Trowel

Object Number: 
INV.14222
Date: 
ca. 1892
Medium: 
Silver, ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 x 11 3/4 x 2 in. ( 10.2 x 29.8 x 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the blade: "THIS TROWEL/ WAS USED BY/ HUGH J. GRANT/ MAYOR OF NEW YORK CITY./ at the laying of the corner stone/ OF THE/ 71ST REGIMENT ARMORY/ Dec. 17, 1892/ PRESENTED BY P. GALLAGHER,/ CONTRACTOR." in block letters stamped: on the underside
Description: 
Cast silver and ivory trowel with a tapered, cylindrical ivory handle with a carved, spiraling midband, a molded silver tip and a tapered and bent stem in the form of a vine with a leaf-shaped joint; diamond-shaped blade with a long pointed tip engraved, "THIS TROWEL/ WAS USED BY/ HUGH J. GRANT/ MAYOR OF NEW YORK CITY./ at the laying of the corner stone/ OF THE/ 71ST REGIMENT ARMORY/ Dec. 17, 1892/ PRESENTED BY P. GALLAGHER,/ CONTRACTOR." in block letters; maker's marks stamped on the underside of the blade.
Gallery Label: 
This object was used by Mayor Hugh J. Grant at the laying of the cornerstone of the 71st Regiment Armory in 1892.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group