Overall: 18 3/4 x 11 1/4 x 12 1/2 in. ( 47.6 x 28.6 x 31.8 cm )
engraved: front center: "Presented by the Young Mens/ Democratic Republican General Committee/ of the City of New York for the Year 1834,/ to their Chairman/ Morgan L. Smith Esq.r" in script
stamped: on the footring: "J. H. CONNOR" in a serrated rectangl
Wrought and cast silver presentation hot water urn; inverted pear-shaped lower body with repoussé chased portraits of Martin Van Buren and Andrew Jackson on foliate scroll cartouches one one side and a repoussé chased portrait of a portrait of Henry Clay in an oval between four U.S. flags and a laurel garland; upper body incurved to a bulbous convex band, incurving to a circular neck and flaring to an applied circular rim with bezel; upper body engraved, "Presented by the Young Mens/ Democratic Republican General Committee/ of the City of New York for the Year 1834,/ to their Chairman/ Morgan L. Smith Esq.r" in script; seated on a high pedestal with a narrow convex knop and a splayed, stepped and domed foot with a scalloped footring; cylindrical spigot, curved from the tap, with two circular bands applied around it length, supported by a scrolled brace; barrel shaped tap with a cast and applied scrolled handle surmounted by a bird in flight; high, domed circular lid with a hemispherical knop at the top, surmounted by a cast eagle finial with arrows and laurel leaves in its talons; two cast, double-scroll handles applied to opposite sides of the body; maker's marks stamped on the footring andbase.
Gift of Mr. Robert G. Goelet
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