Dish, Salt

Object number
36.3.10 AB
Creator
William Gale and Son, New York
Date
1855
Description
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. 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 Types
salts (condiment vessels), dishes (object genre)
Subjects
Opening of Japan
Related People & Organizations
Perry, Matthew Calbraith, 1794-1858 (associated)