each overall: 17 1/8 x 9 5/8 x 6 3/4 in. ( 43.5 x 24.4 x 17.1 cm )
Pair of wrought and silver presentation ewers; urn-shaped bodies with repouss
Gift of Clarence Macy Chauncey
engraved: on the sides: "THE/ Citizens of Brooklyn/ to/ Com. Isaac Chauncey,/ U. S. N." in script engraved: on the necks: on the banner across the chased cannons: "1833" Maker's marks stamped on bottom: "B*GARDINER" in serrated rectangle banner and "NEW*YORK" below in serrated rectangle banner.
Commodore Isaac Chauncey (1772-1840) was the Commandant of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, 1808-1812 and 1825-1833. The Citizens of Brooklyn presented these pitchers as a farewell token in 1833.
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