Leather, silver, velvet, wood, ivory, steel
Case (canteen case): 5 5/8 x 3 1/4 in. (14.3 x 8.3 cm)
Leather Empire canteen with silver beaker, spoon, fork, knife, corkscrew and wood and ivory salt and pepper shaker; hinged, black leather canteen case tapering toward flat top; hinged, angled opening around mid-section with steel push button clasp; circular, silver beaker with straight sides and molded rim fits into bottom of the case; beaker engraved on the front center, "Military Kit/ used by/ Colonel Nicholas Fish/ during the Revolutionary War/ 1775-1783" in script; maker's marks stamped below the rim and on the base of the beaker; leather cup with shaped velvet divider fits inside the beaker and holds folding cutlery; cylindrical wood and ivory salt and pepper shaker with straight sides, domed top with turned ivory knop finial; shaker unscrews into three sections, demarcated by ivory rings; bottom compartment holds a salt cube; center holds ground pepper in the center; all cutlery hinged at centers to fold in half for storage and have wooden handles with inset silver shields, and molded silver bands around bases and below hinges; handles have rectangular domed and molded ends; four pronged fork head; elliptical oval tablespoon; steel blade of the pocket knife folds into handle; maker's marks stamped on the reverse of fork and spoon; "A PARIS" stamped on the blade of the knife; silver corkscrew with baluster socket fitted with a faceted loop bottle opener and fits into tubular silver case.
Gift of Mr. Stuyvesant LeRoy
engraved: front center of the beaker: "Military Kit/ used by/ Colonel Nicholas Fish/ during the Revolutionary War/ 1775-1783" in script
stamped: below the rim of the beaker: rooster over "1" in a chamfered rectangle (1st standard mark, Paris, 1798-1809), male bust between "2" and "5" in a circle (garantie mark, Departments, 1798-1809)
stamped: on the base of the beaker: bust besides "1" in an oval, "L J/ T" below a cross conforming (maker's mark)
stamped: on the underside of the spoon: rooster besides "1" in a chamfered rectangle (Paris, 1st standard mark, 1819), bust in a circle(departments, garantie mark, 1819), woman's bust in an oval, partial maker' mark
stamped: on the underside of the fork: rooster besides "1" in a chamfered rectangle (Paris, 1st standard mark, 1819), bust in a circle (departments, garantie mark, 1819), woman's bust in an oval, "A C/ R" in a diamond
stamped: on the blade of the knife: "A PARIS"
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