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Tea tray

Object Number: 
1977.10
Date: 
1864
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 3/8 x 26 1/2 x 18 1/2 in. ( 3.5 x 67.3 x 47 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse is engraved at center with squared shield containing interpretation of Farragut family arms with upward facing horseshoe with centered spike. Under shield is engraved with name "D. G. FARRAGUT" in banner. Surrounding shield is engra
Description: 
Cast and wrought silver presentation tray; ovoid tray with raised, pierced galleried sides, scalloped ogee edges, and ovoid handles cut into the ends; band of engraved spear-shapes and squares along the edge of the tray; engraved anthemion and foliate band in an oval around a reserve engraved with Farrgut crest in a shield, horseshoe and a point, with "D. G. FARRAGUT" in a banner below; underside of the tray engraved, "THIS TRAY BELONGED TO/ ADMIRAL DAVID G. FARRAGUT/ GIVEN BY HIS SON LOYALL FARRAGUT/ TO/ J. HERBERT JOHNSTON/ 1918" in block letters; maker's label applied to the underside of the rim.
Gallery Label: 
This tea tray was presented to Admiral David Glasgow Farragut (1801-1870), and presented by his only son Loyall Farragut in 1916 to J. Herbert Johnson, the father of the donor. The circumstances of the original presentation to Admiral Farragut are unknown.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Noel J. King
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group