Object number36.3.7 AB
CreatorWm. Gale and Son, New York
Set is in rococo revival style. The smooth oval bowls have an anchor and a horse's head engraved on the side. Dishes have cast foot rims with scrolled feet and cast foliate handles. Along the rim of the bowl is a gadrooned molding. Engraved 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.
Credit LineGift of Perry Belmont
Object Typeserving dishes
SubjectsOpening of Japan
Related People & OrganizationsPerry, Matthew Calbraith, 1794-1858 (associated)