Urn, Coffee

Object number
36.3.2
Creator
Wm Gale and Son
Date
1855
Description
Set is in the rococo revival style. Urn is ornamented with flowers and scrolls, worked repoussé and chasing. Urn has two handles in the rustic style with grape and leaf motifs, and a separate lid with finial. Pedestal foot with gadrooned rolled molding. Inscribed: "Presented To Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry, by The Chamber Of Commerce And Merchants Of New York". These 15 pieces are part of a dinner service of 381 pieces presented to Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry by the Chamber Of Commerce And Merchants Of New York in 1855, in appreciation of his part in opening trade to Japan. Reference: "Commodore Perry Opens Japan," Rhode Island History, vol. I, no.1 (Jan 1942). p.19
Materials
silver
Credit Line
Gift of Perry Belmont
Object Type
coffee urns
Subjects
Opening of Japan
Related People & Organizations
Perry, Matthew Calbraith, 1794-1858 (associated)