Overall: 13 3/8 x 6 1/4 x 8 1/2 in. ( 34 x 15.9 x 21.6 cm )
Wrought silver presentation pitcher; urn-shaped body with repoussé chased acanthus leaves divided by darts around the lower half of the body; egg and dart band applied around the shoulder in curving at the neck and flaring out to a short, pouring rim, scrolled down on the sides and raised in the back with a die-rolled trefoil and heart band around the rim and chased flowers extending out of the scrolls; seated on a stepped foot with a chased foliated pedestal and two die-rolled bands of trefoils applied around the foot; cast scroll handle with an acanthus decorated grip; engraved on the front center, "The Corporation of the City of New York/ present this plate in testimony of the Exalted/ opinion entertained by that Body and their fellow/ Citizens of the skill & gallantry displayed by/ Cap.t Ja.s Lawrence of the U.S. Sloop of War/ Hornet in the capture of the British Sloop/ of War Peacock on the 24. February 1813." in script; maker's marks stamped on the base.
The Eugene H. Pool Collection of Captain James Lawrence, Gift of Dr. Eugene H. Pool
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