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Tray, part of ten-piece punch service

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The circular tray is wreathed with an engraved grapevine; edged with an applied egg-and-dart band along the molded rim; and set on four cast scrolled feet.

Inscription

"Presented / to / Colonel Charles Roome / by / the 37th Regiment National Guard / State of New York / December 1864" centered around the 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.

Marks

“TIFFANY & CO.” within an arched reserve; “1181” incuse; “ENGLISH STERLING / 925-1000” within a conforming reserve; “9931”incuse; “550 Broadway” within an arched reserve; and Gothic “M” in an ellipse struck twice, flanking the whole, all struck on underside of tray.

Provenance

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

Dimensions

Overall: 4.2 cm, 1.63 kg, 41 cm (1 5/8 in., 3.59 lb., 16 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1984.463

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware