Two-handled, rounded rectangular tray with raised edge and applied, cast gadrooned rim; engraved at center of flat well with a wreath of oak leaves and acorns above the inscription "Septem. 10\th/. 1813. / Signalized our first triumph in squadron, / A very superiour, BRITISH FORCE ON LAKE ERIE / was entirely subdued by / Com. O.H.PERRY / whose gallantry in action is equalled only, / by his humanity in victory. / (line of crossed oak branches) / Presented in Honour of the Victor / by the Citizens of / BOSTON." Everted, rectangular loop handles have five-pointed ends. Two rectangular bars or battens run the width of the tray and are secured by three clips or bands; one band broken.

Date Made: 1813-1814

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United Kingdom: EnglandPlace Engraved; Place Presented: United States: Massachusetts, Boston

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Credit Line: Gift of Anita G. English, Lilla Cabot Levitt, and Elizabeth S. Lyon

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1985.0121.07Catalog Number: 1985.0121.07Accession Number: 1985.0121

Object Name: tray

Physical Description: silver (overall material)steel (supports material)Measurements: overall: 1 3/8 in x 25 5/8 in x 16 1/4 in x 6 5/8 in; 3.4925 cm x 65.0875 cm x 41.275 cm x 16.8275 cm


Record Id: nmah_1457223

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