CreatorWm Gale and Son
Set is in rococo revival style. Urn-shaped body of ewer has flowers and scrolls worked in repoussé and chasing, and leaf motif and ivory insulation rings. Hinged 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." This set of 15 pieces is part of a dinner service of 381 pieces presented to Commodore Perry by the Chamber of Commerce and Merchants Of New York in 1855, in appreciation of his part in opening Japan to trade.
Credit LineGift of Perry Belmont
Object Typepitchers (vessels)
SubjectsOpening of Japan
Related People & OrganizationsPerry, Matthew Calbraith, 1794-1858 (associated)