Salver

Object Number: 
1932.90
Date: 
1913
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/4 x 24 5/8 in. ( 5.7 x 62.5 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: engraved in the center with scene of Yacht Corsair against shaded background with engraved inscription immediately below: "CORSAIR DINING CLUB/ FORMED TO PROMOTE GOOD-FELLOWSHIP AND LOYAL FRIENDSHIP/ BY-LAWS ADOPTED NOVEMBER 2NC 1885/ J. PI
Description: 
Cast and wrought silver presentation salver; lobed, octagonal tray with raised, ogee sides and an applied band of ovals around the rim, with applied, cast shell and scroll motifs between and in the centers of the lobes; image of the yacht "Corsair" engraved at the top with the engraved inscriptions below, "CORSAIR DINING CLUB/ FORMED TO PROMOTE GOOD-FELLOWSHIP AND LOYAL FRIENDSHIP/ BY-LAWS ADOPTED NOVEMBER 2ND 1885/ J. PIERPONT MORGAN, PRESIDENT/ FRANK K. STURGIS SECRETARY & TREASURER/ MEMBERS/ J. Pierpont Morgan John King/ Charles Loinier Joseph H. Choate/ George L. Bowdoin William C. Whitney/ William Trumbull William Rockefeller/ David S. Egleston/ Goold H. Redmond/ Frank K. Sturgis Seth B. French/ Philip Schuyler Henry E. Howland/ Charles E. Strong Lewis Cass Ledyard/ William D. Morgan Charles Steele/ Benjamin H. Bristow J. Pierpont Morgan, Jr./ Frank Thompson George L Rives/ Chaunchey M. Depew/ Francis R. Appleton" in roman letters and script; seated on four cast hairy feet with scroll and acanthus decoration; makers' marks stamped on the underside.
Gallery Label: 
This salver was presented to the donor by the executors of John Pierpoint Morgan's estate. Each member of the Corsair Club, a dining club that met on Morgan's yacht "Corsair," received silver mementos of the club at the time of Morgan's death in 1914.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Frank Knight Sturgis
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group