Object number36.3.10 AB
CreatorWilliam Gale and Son, New York
Set is in rococo revival style. Low, urn-shaped, pointed oval bowls with two strap handles. Ornamented with flowers and scrolls, worked in repoussé and chasing, and gold wash on bowl interiors. Pedestal feet with beaded edge. Bowls are engraved with a horse's head and an anchor, and "MPC" in script. 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 Typesalt dish
SubjectsOpening of Japan
Related People & OrganizationsPerry, Matthew Calbraith, 1794-1858 (associated)