Overall: 7 x 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 in. ( 17.8 x 21 x 14 cm )
Silver Weight: 369 oz (troy) 14.5 dwt (575 g)
Ovoid sauce tureen on an ovoid pedestal with applied cast scroll design and four scroll and trefoil feet; bowl incurved to an applied egg and dart rim and vertical bezel; two cast floral strap handles applied at the ends; ovoid lid raised to a low oval dome in the center surmounted by a cast laurel wreath ring handle; repouss
Gift of the Honorable Perry Belmont
engraved: on the bowl: the Perry family crest, an anchor on fess below a hind's head, on one side and the inscription, "Presented to Commodore/ Matthew Calbraith Perry/ by the Chamber of Commerce and/ Merchants of New York" in script on the other side
stamped: on the base: "WM. GALE & SON/ NEW YORK" over "W/ G/ &/ S" in an oval over, "1/55/8" in a diamond
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