Trowel

Object Number: 
INV.14223
Date: 
ca. 1892
Medium: 
Silver, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 x 2 1/4 x 1 3/8 in. ( 20.3 x 5.7 x 3.5 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the blade: "Laying of the Corner Stone/ of the/ Monument to ChristopherColumbus/ New York, September 14th, 1892" in script engraved: on the underside of the blade: "Presented to His Honor/ Mayor Hugh Grant/ by the/ Executive Committee" in s
Description: 
Cast silver and wood trowel with a turned, wooden handle with a molded silver tip and a tapered and bent stem with an ovoid joint; diamond-shaped blade with a long pointed tip and a wheel turned border; blade engraved, "Laying of the Corner Stone/ of the/ Monument to Christopher Columbus/ New York, September 14th, 1892" in script; underside of the blade engraved, "Presented to His Honor/ Mayor Hugh Grant/ by the/ Executive Committee" in script.
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Creative: Tronvig Group