Overall: 8 x 4 in. ( 20.3 x 10.2 cm )
engraved: in the reserve: the Ingraham family crest, a griffin's head above a banner engraved, "MAGNA IMUS ESTO" in roman letters stamped: under the palm tree leaves: "HAYDEN BROTHERS" in a rectangle
Wrought silver presentation goblet; cylindrical cup with a flaring lip; plain applied band around rim; body covered with repoussé chased ivy and thistle garlands on a hammered surface; circular reserve on the front center with the Ingraham family crest, a griffin's head above a banner engraved, "MAGNA IMUS ESTO" in roman letters; cup seated on a chased palm tree stem on a rocky island foot; plain scalloped footring around the base; maker's mark under the palm tree leaves.
This is one of a set of six goblets presented to Commodore Duncan Nathaniel Ingraham by the state of South Carolina in commemoration of his 1853 rescue of Martin Koszta, a Hungarian political refugee and American citizen, in the harbor of Contantinople, from the Austrian government who had kidnapped him.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Gherardi Davis
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