Overall: 7 1/8 x 12 in. ( 18.1 x 30.5 cm )
Silver Weight: 29 oz (troy) 5 dwt (910 g)
Cast and wrought silver presentation fruit bowl; deep, circular bowl with an everted, lobed and waved rim; egg and dart band applied around the rim; interior of the bowl gilt; bowl applied to a high, domed circular pedestal with four cast trefoil and scroll feet and scroll decoration applied around the bottom; bowl engraved with 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; makers' marks stamped on the base.
Gift of the Honorable Perry Belmont
engraved: on the front: "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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