Overall: 1 1/2 x 11 1/4 in. ( 3.8 x 28.6 cm )
engraved: center: "PRESENTED/ TO/ John S. Ellis/ by the attachés of the/ SHRIEVALTY OF SAN FRANSISCO/ UPON/ his retirement from office./ June 1st 1864. in script
stamped: on the base: "VANDERSLICE & CO. SF. CAL./ PURE COIN" below a bear over "V&Co" in a
Cast and wrought silver presentation salver; circular tray with raised sides, and a beaded band around the molded rim; medallion in the center engraved, "PRESENTED/ TO/ John S. Ellis/ by the attachés of the/ SHRIEVALTY OF SAN FRANSISCO/ UPON/ his retirement from office./ June 1st 1864." in script and gothic script; center medallion surrounded by four smaller medallions with engraved vignettes, soldiers shooting a cannon, a building, aerial view of a military base and a fort on the water with mountains in the background; scroll decoration around the medallions; three cast shell and scroll feet applied to the base; makers' marks stamped on the base.
Gift of Mrs. Augustus Van Horne Ellis
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