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A PARCEL-GILT SILVER PRESENTATION CENTERPIECE
Property from the New Jersey Historical Society
A PARCEL-GILT SILVER PRESENTATION CENTERPIECE

MARK OF GORHAM MFG. CO., PROVIDENCE, 1871

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A PARCEL-GILT SILVER PRESENTATION CENTERPIECE
MARK OF GORHAM MFG. CO., PROVIDENCE, 1871
Circular, matte-finished, with four lion's-mask feet supporting a circular base with parcel-gilt lotus band, a ball applied with sea monster masks and two shell bowls, the gilt circular dish with stamped ivy border, engraved NYGEB to TFBP 1873, marked under base, also with museum accession number
16½ in. (41.9 cm.) high; 94 oz. (2,936 gr.)
Provenance
Thomas Frederick Bayley Parker (1827-1910) of New Brunswick, New Jersey, by descent to Frances Kelsey, great grand daughter

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This presentation centerpiece was given to Thomas Parker by the New York Gold Exchange Board in 1873

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