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Stories in Sterling: Four Centuries of Silver in New York

Salver

Salver
Object name 
Salver
Date 
1772-1773
Medium 
Silver
Description 
A masterpiece of colonial American presentation silver, this magnificent salver was presented to engineer Captain Thomas Sowers (1740-1774) by Royal Governor William Tryon (1729-1788) as a token of his appreciation for his services in repairing the Battery at the tip of Manhattan.
Credit Line 
Gift of J. Lawrence Aspinwall
Object Number 
1928.24
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group