each overall: 15 5/8 x 8 5/8 x 6 1/2 in. ( 39.7 x 21.9 x 16.5 cm )
Pair of wrought and cast silver presentation pitchers; globular bodies with narrow necks flaring to high, narrow pouring lips, low on the sides and scrolled up in the back; molded band applied around the rim; repouss
Bequest of Kate Warner
Inscriptions: engraved in cartouches on opposite sides of each body: "AW" in foliate script, left of the handles, "January 1, 1849" in script, right of the handles Retailer's mark: stamped in relief at center of bottom: "BALL, TOMPKINS & BLACK" in rectangular surround arranged in semi-circle/ "SUCCESSORS TO" [in rectangular surround]/ "W" [in oval surround] "MARQUAND & CO" [in rectangular surround arranged in semi-circle] "W" [in oval surround]/"W.F" W.F"/"NEW.YORK" [all in singular rectangular surrounds].
This salver and matching pair of pitchers were presented by the American Art Union to committee member Andrew Warner (father of the donor) on January 1, 1849. The organization was established in New York in 1842 to promote art patronage.
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