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.

Date Made: 1826Associated Date: 1827

Previous Owner: Pell, Alfred Duane

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United Kingdom: Scotland, GreenockPlace Assayed: United Kingdom: Scotland, Glasgow CityPlace Presented: Canada: New Brunswick, Miramichi Bay

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.60.0336Catalog Number: 60.0336Accession Number: 225282

Object Name: bowl

Physical Description: silver (overall material)Measurements: overall: 5 1/2 in x 10 1/8 in; 13.97 cm x 25.7175 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-d7c6-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_300908

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