Bowl, Serving

Object number
36.3.4
Creator
Wm. Gale and Son., New York
Date
1855
Description
Set is in rococo revival style. Smooth-surfaced bowl has wavy edges and a gold-wash interior. Pedestal base with cast foliate foot trim with four scrolled feet. Bowl engraved with an anchor and horse's head, and full inscription "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
bowls (vessels)
Subjects
Opening of Japan
Related People & Organizations
Perry, Matthew Calbraith, 1794-1858 (associated)