Overall: 16 1/2 x 15 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. ( 41.9 x 39.4 x 21.6 cm )
Inscription: cast on the front apron: "THE CITIZENS OF PHILADELPHIA/ TO CAPTAIN/ JACOB JONES" in roman letters
Inscription: engraved on the left apron: "WASP/ 18 Guns __Captn. Jones/ Killed __5./ Wounded __5." in roman letters
Inscription: engraved on t
Wrought and cast silver presentation urn; deep, oval bowl with a beaded band applied below the concave shoulder; egg and dart band applied around the rim with bezel; acanthus leaves applied around the lower body and cast medallions with cherubim riding dophins with laurel wreaths and foliate darts on each of the medallions applied to both sides; seated on an oval pedestal with swag decoration and a splayed oval foot with a foliate band around the edge; foot applied to a chamfered rectangular base with an applied beaded and foliate band and four scrolled legs with cast bearded and horned masks at the knees; ogee aprons with shell decoration and swags between the legs, front apron with the chased inscription, "THE CITIZENS OF PHILADELPHIA/ TO CAPTAIN/ JACOB JONES" in roman letters, left apron engraved, "WASP/ 18 Guns __Captn. Jones/ Killed __5./ Wounded __5." in roman letters, right apron engraved, "FROLIC/ 22 Guns__Captn. Whinyates/ Killed __30./ Wounded __45." in roman letters, reverse apron engraved, "Presented by the Citizens of Philadelphia to Captn. Jacob Jones,/ of the U.S. Sloop of War WASP, in testimony of their appreciation/ and admiration of his Skill & gallantry in Capturing, on the 18th October 1812, the British Brig of War FROLIC after a close Action of 13 Minutes." 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; no maker's marks.
Bequest of Frank C. Jones, Sr.
Capt. Jacob Jones (1768-1850), who married Elizabeth Peregoy (ca. 1769-1799); descended to their grandson Frank Cazenove Jones, Sr. (1858-1918), who married Harriet C. LaMar (1853-1909); to their son Frank Cazenove Jones, Jr. (1885-1949), the donor.
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