Overall: 14 3/4 x 11 3/4 x 6 3/8 in. ( 37.5 x 29.8 x 16.2 cm )
Silver Weight: 73 oz (troy) 11 dwt (2288 g)
struck on underside of cup and bezel of cover: "F*C" in a rectangle, lion passant, leopard's head crowned, date letter "G" (for 1762-63).
Wrought silver two-handled cup and cover; pear-shaped body covered in alternating repoussé chased spirals of fruit and leaves with scrolls and beading and foliage; seated on a raised circular foot with conforming decoration and a band of inscription below the joint, "Isaac & Elizabeth Gouverneur 1762. MEH 1899/ S.M.S. 177901835 G.R.H. 1808-1888 E.A.H. 1829-1902 S. V. H. 1866-1942" in script; high domed lid decorated with conforming decoration and surmounted by a cast pomegranate finial; two double-scroll handles with acanthus grips and tails applied to the sides of the body; cartouche on the front center engraved with three birds; maker's marks stamped on the base.
Hofer, Margaret K. "Seventeenth-and eighteenth-century family silver." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 156-160.
Gift of Dr. Eugene Hoffman Walker in memory of Mai Elmendorf Hackstaff Walker
Isaac Gouverneur (1749-1800), who married Elizabeth Peachman (1760-1831); to their daughter Susan Matilda Gouverneur (1779-1835), who married (2nd) Garrit Storm (1778-1851); to their daughter Glorvina Rossell Storm (1808-1888), who married Samuel Verplanck Hoffman (1802-1880); to their son Eugene Augustus Hoffman (1829-1902), who married Mary Crooke Elmendorf (1829-1911); to their son Samuel Verplanck Hoffman (1866-1942), who married Louisa Norwood Smith (1872-1962); to their daughter Margaret Elmendorf Hoffman (1899-1974); to her cousin Dr. Eugene Hoffman Walker (1915-2002), the donor.
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