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Tureen

Tureen
Tureen
Tureen
Tureen
Tureen
Tureen
Tureen
Tureen
Tureen
Tureen
Title
Tureen
Date 
1813-1816
Medium 
Silver
Dimensions 
Overall: 16 1/2 x 15 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. ( 41.9 x 39.4 x 21.6 cm )
Description 
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.
Credit Line 
Bequest of Frank C. Jones, Sr.
Object Number 
1952.103ab
Marks 
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 theright apron: "FROLIC/ 22 Guns__Captn. Whinyates/ Killed __30./ Wounded __45." in roman letters Inscription: engraved on the reverse apron: "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 Mark: stamped under lid "CHAUDRON" and "STER*AMERI*MAN*" both within flowing banners. Each foot and swag is scratched with the Roman numerals I through IV. Engraving: Lid of tureen has ornamental repousse, chased, and matted acanthus leaf border around shoulder of lid. Inscription: engraved in script at underside of base: "Designed by Belin / Directed by Chaudron / writing by Kneaf[s]s / Philadelphia, [sic]"
Gallery Label 
This tureen was presented by the citizens of Philadelphia to Captain Jacob Jones, U.S.N., for his victory of the "Wasp" over the British brig "Frolic" during the War of 1812. The donor was Captain Jones' grandson.
Provenance 
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group