Trowel

Object Number: 
1922.107
Date: 
1904
Medium: 
Silver, ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 1/4 x 4 1/8 x 1 1/2 in. ( 31.1 x 10.5 x 3.8 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the blade: "PRESENTED BY THE / 69TH REGIMENT, N.G.N.Y. / Honorable Geo. B. McClellan / MAYOR OF NEW YORK CITY / on the occassion of / laying the corner stone / of its new armory/ Lexington Avenue, / 25th-26th Streets / April 23rd / 1904" in b
Description: 
Cast silver and ivory trowel with a tapered, cylindrical ivory handle with a molded silver tip, a tapered handle socket and a tapered and curved stem with a triangular joint; diamond-shaped blade with a long pointed tip and an engraved foilate border; blade engraved, "PRESENTED BY THE / 69TH REGIMENT, N.G.N.Y. / Honorable Geo. B. McClellan / MAYOR OF NEW YORK CITY / on the occassion of / laying the corner stone / of its new armory/ Lexington Avenue, / 25th-26th Streets / April 23rd / 1904" in block letters, script and gothic script; 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