Object number36.3.9 AB
CreatorWm Gale and Son
Set is in rococo revival style. Domed lids are ornamented with flowers and scrolls, worked in repoussé with chasing. The stands hold clear glass liners. Repoussé stands have four cast foliate feet and an ornate stamped gallery with pierced openings. Lid is engraved with horse's head, anchor 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
Credit LineGift of Perry Belmont
SubjectsOpening of Japan
Related People & OrganizationsPerry, Matthew Calbraith, 1794-1858 (associated)