MARK OF DURGIN FOR BIGELOW & KENNARD, BOSTON, CIRCA 1905
AN AMERICAN SILVER PRESENTATION CAKE PLATE Mark of Durgin for Bigelow & Kennard, Boston, circa 1905 Circular, engraved with scrolls and foliage enclosing the crest of the Fly Club, a leopard rampant guardant and monogram AER, marked on reverse 11in. (28cm.) diameter; 23oz. (730gr.)
The monogram is that of Anna Eleanor Roosevelt. The cake plate was a wedding gift to Eleanor and Franklin D. Roosevelt from members of the Fly Club (Alpha Delta Phi Club), Harvard University. It is listed as item #262 in Eleanor Roosevelt's Wedding Present Book, which is on display at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Hyde Park, New York.
Eleanor Roosevelt Centennial, New York State travelling exhibition, 1984