Punch Bowl

Punch Bowl

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bowl
date made
1826
Associated Date
1827
previous owner
Pell, Alfred Duane
place made
United Kingdom: Scotland, Greenock
place assayed
United Kingdom: Scotland, Glasgow City
place presented
Canada: New Brunswick, Miramichi Bay
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5 1/2 in x 10 1/8 in; 13.97 cm x 25.7175 cm
ID Number
DL.60.0336
catalog number
60.0336
accession number
225282
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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