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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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United Kingdom: England
place engraved; place presented
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
steel (supports material)
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
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Gift of Anita G. English, Lilla Cabot Levitt, and Elizabeth S. Lyon
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
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National Museum of American History
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