Trowel

Object Number: 
INV.14221
Date: 
1890
Medium: 
Silver, ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 3/8 x 3 7/8 x 2 1/4 in. ( 31.4 x 9.8 x 5.7 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the blade: "PRESENTED BY/ DAWSON AND ARCHER/ TO THE/ HON HUGH J. GRANT/ MAYOR OF NEW YORK CITY./ on the occasion of laying the/ CORNER-STONE/ OF THE/ NEW CRIMINAL COURT BUILDING/ Oct. 25. 1890." in block letters and gothic script stamped: on
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, a wheel turned border and the engraving, "PRESENTED BY/ DAWSON AND ARCHER/ TO THE/ HON HUGH J. GRANT/ MAYOR OF NEW YORK CITY./ on the occasion of laying the/ CORNER-STONE/ OF THE/ NEW CRIMINAL COURT BUILDING/ Oct. 25. 1890." in block letters and gothic script; maker's marks stamped on the underside of the blade.
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Creative: Tronvig Group