Overall: 2 1/4 x 31 x 23 1/4 in. ( 5.7 x 78.7 x 59.1 cm )
Inscription: engraved in the center: "Presented to/ COL. C. SCHWAZWAELDER/ BY THE/ Ofiicers and Ex-Officers/ OF THE 5TH REGIMENT./ September 1860." in roman letters, script and gothic script Description: Obverse deeply engraved across surface with centra
Cast and wrought silver plated presentation tray; flat, scalloped, ovoid tray with raised sides with scrolled pierce work; beaded band with trefoil motifs applied around the rim; two cast strap handles with scrolled joints and beaded and trefoil decoration; oval reserve in the center engraved, "Presented to/ COL. C. SCHWAZWAELDER/ BY THE/ Officers and Ex-Officers/ OF THE 5TH REGIMENT./ September 1860." in roman letters, script and gothic script; reserve surrounded by foliate scrolls and four medallions with figures performing agricultural tasks inside; makers' marks stamped on the underside.
This tray was presented to Colonel Christian Schwarzwaelder by the officers and ex-officers of the Fifth Regiment, New York, in 1860.
Bequest of Mrs. Louise A. Spies Sinclair
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