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Punch Bowl, part of a ten-piece punch service

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The spun punch bowl is hemispherical in form; an applied egg-and-dart band joins the lower body of the bowl to a concave collar encircled with an engraved guilloche decoration on its upper rim. Two pendant oval handles are attached to the cast grotesque mounts. The bowl’s trumpet-shaped base...

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“Presented / to / Colonel Charles Roome / by / the 37th Regiment, National Guard, / State of New York. / December 1864.” in various lettering styles and accompanied by numerous flourishes, engraved on punch bowl, centered between handles. “IBIMUS QUOCUMQUE OFFICIUM VOCAT,” in an ellipse on the Order of the Garter engraved on opposite side of bowl. The coat of arms and crest of the 37th New York Regiment, with “37” at the center, surrounded by the Order of the Garter, engraved in Latin, and a crest of a raised knight’s arm holding a hatchet, on a torse engraved on side of punch bowl, between the handles.


“TIFFANY & CO.” within an arched reserve; “561” incuse; “ENGLISH STERLING / 925-1000” within a conforming reserve; “1049” incuse; “550 Broadway” within an arched reserve; and Gothic-style “M” within an ellipse struck twice, flanking the whole, all struck on punch bowl, inside trumpet foot.


Col. Charles Roome (1812 – 1890) to his son; to his daughter Elizabeth Roome Luquer, the donor.

Credit Line

Gift of Elizabeth Roome Luquer in memory of her grandfather, General Charles Roome

about 1864

Object Place

New York, New York, United States


Overall: 25.9 x 28.6 cm (10 3/16 x 11 1/4 in.)

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Silver hollowware