THE BOOK AND SNAKE SOCIETY: AN AMERICAN SILVER PRESENTATION 'REVERE' BOWL
THE BOOK AND SNAKE SOCIETY: AN AMERICAN SILVER PRESENTATION 'REVERE' BOWL
THE BOOK AND SNAKE SOCIETY: AN AMERICAN SILVER PRESENTATION 'REVERE' BOWL
THE BOOK AND SNAKE SOCIETY: AN AMERICAN SILVER PRESENTATION 'REVERE' BOWL
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THE BOOK AND SNAKE SOCIETY: AN AMERICAN SILVER PRESENTATION 'REVERE' BOWL

MARK OF TUTTLE SILVERSMITHS, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1940

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THE BOOK AND SNAKE SOCIETY: AN AMERICAN SILVER PRESENTATION 'REVERE' BOWL
MARK OF TUTTLE SILVERSMITHS, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, CIRCA 1940
The deep circular bowl with flaring rim and on short foot, engraved on one side with a presentation inscription and the other with the regalia of the Book and Snake Society of Yale University within an acanthus cartouche, further inscribed with the names of the society's members, marked on underside, retailed by Ensko, New York
9 7/8 in. (20.1 cm.) diameter
24 oz. 16 dwt. (771 gr.)

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The presentation inscription reads Presented by the Book and Snake Society to Henry Ford II and Anne McDonnell on July 13th 1940.
The Book and Snake of Yale University is a secret society and was founded in 1863. Its meeting place was designed by Louis R. Metcalfe as a tomb in the Greek Ionic style with the front door modeled after the Erechtheion Temple on the Acropolis in Athens. In 1940, Henry Ford II left Yale University before graduation to work at Ford Motor Company. That same year, he married Anne McDonnell and the couple was presented with this bowl as a wedding gift from the society.

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