Punch Bowl

Large circular bowl with applied bands of repousse chased grapevine decoration around its body and circular, domed pedestal foot. Band on body is interrupted by two S-scroll, flower and shell reserves at opposite sides; one is engraved with inscription: "PRESENTED TO / JAMES PETRIE ESQ\R. / By a few of his particular friends / at Miramichi NB. / AS / a Tribute of their respect for his / VIRTUES, / their admiration of his / Professional abilities, / and / of their regret for the loss of his / SOCIETY and SERVICES. / 1827.", while the other bears an armorial device consisting of a shield-shaped escutcheon with coat of arms Azur, bend sinister argent between a stag's head caboshed and three cross crosslets fitchy, with anchor crest and motto "SPEM FORTUNA ALIT". Five hallmarks struck below reserve with armorial device: lion rampant in clipped-corner shield, sovereign's head in profile facing right in oval, "HERON" in raised roman letters in rectangle, Glasgow assay mark (the city's coat of arms) in clipped-corner shield, and raised roman date letter "H" in clipped-corner shield.
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Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 14.2 cm x 25.5 cm; 5 9/16 in x 10 1/16 in
overall: 5 1/2 in x 10 1/8 in; 13.97 cm x 25.7175 cm
place made
United Kingdom: Scotland, Greenock
place assayed
United Kingdom: Scotland, Glasgow
place presented
Canada: New Brunswick, Miramichi Bay
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Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Alfred Duane Pell Collection
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