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AN AMERICAN SILVER PRESENTATION CAKE PLATE
AN AMERICAN SILVER PRESENTATION CAKE PLATE

MARK OF DURGIN FOR BIGELOW & KENNARD, BOSTON, CIRCA 1905

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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.)
Provenance
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.
Exhibited
Eleanor Roosevelt Centennial, New York State travelling exhibition, 1984
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