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.
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