CreatorWm Gale and Son
Set is in rococo revival style. Round bowl is ornamented with flowers and scrolls, worked in repoussé and chasing. Pedestal foot with cast foot rim with four scrolled feet. Gadrooned rolled molding on edge of bowl. Engraved with anchor, horse's head, and inscribed "Presented to 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
Credit LineGift of Perry Belmont
SubjectsOpening of Japan
Related People & OrganizationsPerry, Matthew Calbraith, 1794-1858 (associated)