Overall: 13 5/8 x 13 1/4 x 7 1/4 in. ( 34.6 x 33.7 x 18.4 cm )
Silver Weight : 92 oz (troy) 18 dwt (2889 g)
engraved: front center: "PRESENTED BY/ Ann Queen of England./ to/ COL. PETER SCHUYLER of ALBANY./ IN THE PROVINCE OF NEW YORK./ APRIL 19th..1710./ To commemorate his visit to England by request/ of the Provincial Government, accompanied/ by Five Sachems o
Wrought silver covered presentation cup; deep, urn-shaped body with an applied, molded midband and alternating, applied shell filled cartouches and oval portrait cameo cartouches with female and male busts; seated on a stepped, circular foot with a chased foliate and geometric band; two cast double-scroll handles with scrolled drops applied to opposite sides; circular stepped and domed lid decorated with the same alternating cartouches as the lower body and surmounted by a cast knop finial engraved on the front of the cup, "PRESENTED BY/ Anne Queen of England./ to/ COL. PETER SCHUYLER of ALBANY./ IN THE PROVINCE OF NEW YORK./ APRIL 19th..1710./ To commemorate his visit to England by request/ of the Provincial Government, accompanied/ by Five Sachems of the/ MOHAWKS" in script and block letters; engraved on the lid, "April 10th.. 1710." in script and "PS" in script; maker's marks stamped on the bezel and the base.
Bequest of Major Philip Schuyler
Probable descent: General Philip Schuyler (1733-1804), who married Catherine Van Rensselaer (1734-1803); probably to his son Philip Jeremiah Schuyler (1768-1835), who married Mary Anne Sawyer (1786-1852); to their son George Lee Schuyler (1811-1890), who married Eliza Hamilton (1811-1863); to their son Philip Schuyler (1836-1910), the donor.
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