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Tray

Object Number: 
1955.36
Date: 
ca. 1845
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 5/8 x 27 x 16 1/4 in. ( 4.1 x 68.6 x 41.3 cm )
Marks: 
Inscriptions: engraved in the center of the tray: "Presented to/ Henry Clay of Kentucky/ by the Whig Ladies of Troy, N.Y./ as a tribute of respect/ to the talents and patriotism of their/ distinguished countryman./ 1845" in script Maker's mark: stamped o
Description: 
Cast and wrought silver presentation tray; rectangular tray with rounded corners, raised sides and an applied, egg and dart band around the rim; two cast, scrolled and reeded strap handles applied to the ends; engraved in the center of the tray, "Presented to/ Henry Clay of Kentucky/ by the Whig Ladies of Troy, N.Y./ as a tribute of respect/ to the talents and patriotism of their/ distinguished countryman./ 1846" in script; maker's marks stamped on the base.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group