Pitcher

Object number
36.3.3
Creator
Wm Gale and Son
Date
1855
Description
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. 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
pitchers (vessels)
Subjects
Opening of Japan
Related People & Organizations
Perry, Matthew Calbraith, 1794-1858 (associated)