Trowel

Object Number: 
1922.110
Date: 
1905
Medium: 
Silver, ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 14 x 4 5/8 x 1 5/8 in. ( 35.6 x 11.7 x 4.1 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the blade: "THIS TROWEL/ WAS USED TO LAY THE/ CORNER STONE/ OF/ POLICE HEADQUATERS/ BY/ THE MAYOR/ HON*GEORGE*B*MACCLEELAN/ MAY 6 TH 1905" in block letters stamped: on the underside of the blade: lion passant in a chafered rectangle, anchor
Description: 
Cast silver and ivory trowel with a tapered, cylindrical ivory handle with a carved, spiraling midband, a molded silver tip and a tapered and bent stem with a fan-shaped joint; diamond-shaped blade with a long pointed tip engraved, "THIS TROWEL/ WAS USED TO LAY THE/ CORNER STONE/ OF/ POLICE HEADQUATERS/ BY/ THE MAYOR/ HON*GEORGE*B*MACCLELLAN/ MAY 6 TH 1905" in block letters; maker's marks stamped on the underside of the blade.
Credit Line: 
Gift of George B. McClellan
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group