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Medal Case:King of Sweden & Norway to Bridg.Gen.JW DePeyster

Object Number: 
INV.3389a
Date: 
ca. 1857
Medium: 
Wood, leather, silk; silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 5/16 x 8 3/8 x 7/8 in. ( 8.4 x 21.3 x 2.2 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: case cover, embossed in gold: "J. WATTS DE PEYSTER." Inscription: inside case cover, embossed in gold: "H.R.M. OSCAR I/KING OF SWEDEN & NORWAY/TO/BRIG. GEN. J.WATTS DE PEYSTER/N.Y.S.M.F./RECEIVED APRIL 16TH. 1857."
Description: 
Black leather-covered fitted rectangular wooden case with dark red silk velvet interior that houses a set of three silver commemorative medals, presented to Brigadier General J. Watts de Peyster by Oscar I, King of Sweden and Norway, on April 16th, 1857.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. E. de Peyster Hosmer & Mrs. B.R.K. Herdge, Jr., 1951
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group