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Gorham Silver Presentation Pitcher
from Miles Greenwood to Stephen Burton Greenwood
presented his long-time business partner with this pitcher on December 10, 1864. The specific celebrated occasion is unknown.
The jugs patriotic ornamentation hints at honoring Burton's military service or his role in the company's success during the Civil War. It was also in 1864 that Burton became the first mayor of the newly-incorporated Village of Avondale. American, Circa 1864


Gorham Silver Presentation Pitcher
from Miles Greenwood to Stephen Burton Greenwood, entire view

A silver presentation piece in the form of a water pitcher with attached ornaments in the form of an eagle with a shield and American flag over rifles and swords, a shield with a helmet and various weapons including a bow and arrow and swords, and a standing figure of Liberty with the American flag, inscribed Presented to / Stephen H Burton / by / Miles Greenwood / December 10, 1864, marked for Gorham and 490; height 11.5”.

Stephen Henry Burton (1816-1885) was an ironworks owner who settled in Avondale, a prestigious nineteenth century Cincinnati neighborhood. Burton eventually became the first mayor of Avondale and an Ohio state senator…a street and a school were named in his honor. Burton's wife Martha suggested the name Avondale for the village, because a stream behind the Burton home reminded her of the Avon River in England. Prior to coming to Cincinnati, Burton, a native of New York, found himself in Texas during the Texas Revolution in 1835. He and his fellow troops were captured and at first were ordered to death by General Santa Anna. However, a work plan was devised to replace the execution order, and Burton escaped in disguise, returning to his native New York before relocating to Cincinnati in 1844.

In the Queen City he entered an ironworks partnership, first with a Mr. Lockwood, and then with Miles Greenwood (1807-1885), the presenter of this pitcher. Greenwood founded Eagle Ironworks in 1832, which was eventually the largest ironworks in the Midwest. During the Civil War the Ironworks was an important producer of munitions for Union trips, including iron anchors for pontoon bridges, gun-carriages, caissons, cannons, and even turrets for ironclad ships. Southern sympathizers, known as Copperheads, tried to burn down the Eagle Ironworks multiple times during the Civil War.

Miles Greenwood is also known for being a co-inventor of the first practical steam fire engines in the United States during the 1850s. Cincinnati became the first American city to form a professional fire brigade on April 1, 1853, and Greenwood was named the first Fire Chief. Greenwood's Eagle Ironworks manufactured the steam-powered engines which could pump water in just ten minutes, which was much faster than previous engines. Greenwood was motivated to improve firefighting after losing his factory to a fire.

Greenwood presented his long-time business partner with this pitcher on December 10, 1864. Although we do not know the specific occasion for such a gift, its patriotic embellishments hint at honoring Burton's military service or his role in the company's success during the Civil War. It was also in 1864 that Burton became the first mayor of the newly-incorporated Village of Avondale.


Gorham Silver Presentation Pitcher
from Miles Greenwood to Stephen Burton Greenwood, engraving detail

Gorham Silver Presentation Pitcher
from Miles Greenwood to Stephen Burton Greenwood, decoration detail 1

Gorham Silver Presentation Pitcher
from Miles Greenwood to Stephen Burton Greenwood, decoration detail 2

Gorham Silver Presentation Pitcher
from Miles Greenwood to Stephen Burton Greenwood, decoration detail 3

Gorham Silver Presentation Pitcher
from Miles Greenwood to Stephen Burton Greenwood, decoration detail 4

Gorham Silver Presentation Pitcher
from Miles Greenwood to Stephen Burton Greenwood, marks detail

$29,000.00

232-360




Historic Maritime Presentation Silver, Coffeepot, Sugar Bowl, Milk Pitcher
Inscribed "Presented to Capt. Henry Christie and Lady of British Ship 'Shand' of
Liverpool, by the Owners, Capt. Winsor, Officers and Passengers of the
American Ship 'Golden Light' of Boston, Burnt at Sea, Feb. 22nd, 1853, As a
token of Gratitude for their unlimited kindness bestowed upon the Capt. Officers,
Crew and Passengers after rescuing them from their perilous situation."
Date/Period: 1853


Historic Maritime Presentation Silver, Coffeepot, Sugar Bowl, Milk Pitcher, entire view 1

Measurement: Creamer height: 7.125"; Sugar: 4.25" x 7" x 5"; Teapot: 6.5"; width: 10"; depth: 5.5"

Material: Coin silver

Condition: Fine and original

Additional Information: An American coin silver three-piece tea set of nautical interest
by Bigelow Brothers & Kennard, Boston [fine quality makers and retailers of coin silver]
comprising a teapot, covered sugar bowl and milk jug; of bulbous form with berry and
leaf knops, each inscribed "Presented to Capt. Henry Christie and Lady of British Ship
'Shand' of Liverpool, by the Owners, Capt. Winsor, Officers and Passengers of the
American Ship 'Golden Light' of Boston, Burnt at Sea, Feb. 22nd 1853, As a token of
Gratitude for their unlimited kindness bestowed upon the Capt. Officers, Crew and
Passengers after rescuing them from their perilous situation." within scrolling foliate and
ruffled C-scroll cartouches; stamped Bigelow Bros & Kennard/Boston, Coin.

The Golden Light under command of Captain C. F. Winsor, sailed from Boston on her
first voyage bound for San Francisco, February 12, 1853, and ten days out was struck
by lightning which set fire to cargo in the forehold. After every exertion had been made
to save the vessel. Captain Winsor gave orders to abandon the ship, and at 6 p.m.,
February 23d, her people took to the boats. At that time, the ship was in flames. Her
foremast had burnt off and fallen; soon after her main- and mizzenmasts went over the
side. She had eleven passengers, including three ladies who were in the long boat with
the captain. There were five boats in all, four of which, after being adrift eight days, were
picked up by the British ship Shand from Calcutta bound for Boston; the other boat, in
charge of the mate, reached Barbados in safety, so that all hands were saved.
The Wood Sailing Cargo Vessel Barque William Shand was launched February 16,
1839. She was owned by William Shand & Co, Liverpool; retired in 1859.

$7,675.00

232-391


Historic Maritime Presentation Silver, Coffeepot, Sugar Bowl, Milk Pitcher, entire view 2

Historic Maritime Presentation Silver, Coffeepot, Sugar Bowl, Milk Pitcher, entire view 3

Historic Maritime Presentation Silver, Coffeepot, Sugar Bowl, Milk Pitcher, entire view 4

Historic Maritime Presentation Silver, Coffeepot, Sugar Bowl, Milk Pitcher, entire view 5

Historic Maritime Presentation Silver, Coffeepot, Sugar Bowl, Milk Pitcher, entire view 6

Historic Maritime Presentation Silver, Coffeepot, Sugar Bowl, Milk Pitcher, entire view 7

Historic Maritime Presentation Silver, Coffeepot, Sugar Bowl, Milk Pitcher, entire view 8

Historic Maritime Presentation Silver, Coffeepot, Sugar Bowl, Milk Pitcher, entire view 9

Historic Maritime Presentation Silver, Coffeepot, Sugar Bowl, Milk Pitcher, entire view 10

Historic Maritime Presentation Silver, Coffeepot, Sugar Bowl, Milk Pitcher, entire view 11

Historic Maritime Presentation Silver, Coffeepot, Sugar Bowl, Milk Pitcher, entire view 12

Historic Maritime Presentation Silver, Coffeepot, Sugar Bowl, Milk Pitcher, entire view 13

Historic Maritime Presentation Silver, Coffeepot, Sugar Bowl, Milk Pitcher, marks

Historic Maritime Presentation Silver, Coffeepot, Sugar Bowl, Milk Pitcher, presentation 1

Historic Maritime Presentation Silver, Coffeepot, Sugar Bowl, Milk Pitcher, presentation 2



Presentation Silver, Pitcher, Provident Society, Philadelphia to John Vallance
Possibly made by Thomas Fletcher or Harvey Lewis
Date/Period: 1820


Presentation Silver, Pitcher, Provident Society, Philadelphia to John Vallance Possibly made by Thomas Fletcher or Harvey Lewis, entire view

Measurement: Height: 11.25"

Material: Coin Silver

Condition: Fine

Additional Information: The Provident Society of Philadelphia was founded in 1793 (incorporated 1796).

The society generated funds by membership payments, investments and earned
interest allowing them to pay funeral expenses and sick benefits for widows and
orphans.

The emblem of the society, a beehive centered by flowers with bees buzzing above is
engraved on one side of pitcher; the reverse (other side) is ornamented with a hive,
floral motif and bees beneath “INSTITUTED 1793”. The emblem spoke to the society’s
attitude that with cooperation they could help each other

PRESENTED
By the members of the late
PROVIDENT SOCIETY
to
JOHN VALLANCE, esq.
as a memorial of their personal
respect for him as a Fellow
Member, and in
testimony of their
sense of his merit as
PRESIDENT OF THE INSTITUTION
FOR TWENTY YEARS.
PHILADELPHIA, JAN. 1820.

John Vallance (1770-1823), one of the founders of the Provident Society, served as
President of the society for twenty years. Valance, a well-known and respected
engraver studied engraving under John Trenchard. Vallance's first wife, Elizabeth
Trenchard, was likely related to John Trenchard. Vallance eventually formed a
partnership with James Thackara (1767-1848), who also worked for Trenchard. John
Vallance was active in Philadelphia, in 1794 he was a founder of the Association of
Artists in America; he was treasurer of the Society of Arts in 1810. When Vallance died
in June of 1823, he left a widow [his second wife], and eight children. The Vallances are
buried in Old St. Paul's Cemetery, Philadelphia.

$3,600.00

1401-1


Presentation Silver, Pitcher, Provident Society, Philadelphia to John Vallance Possibly made by Thomas Fletcher or Harvey Lewis, entire view 2

Presentation Silver, Pitcher, Provident Society, Philadelphia to John Vallance Possibly made by Thomas Fletcher or Harvey Lewis, entire view 3

Presentation Silver, Pitcher, Provident Society, Philadelphia to John Vallance Possibly made by Thomas Fletcher or Harvey Lewis, detail view

Presentation Silver, Pitcher, Provident Society, Philadelphia to John Vallance Possibly made by Thomas Fletcher or Harvey Lewis, detail view 2

Presentation Silver, Pitcher, Provident Society, Philadelphia to John Vallance Possibly made by Thomas Fletcher or Harvey Lewis, detail view 3

Presentation Silver, Pitcher, Provident Society, Philadelphia to John Vallance Possibly made by Thomas Fletcher or Harvey Lewis, detail view 4

Presentation Silver, Pitcher, Provident Society, Philadelphia to John Vallance Possibly made by Thomas Fletcher or Harvey Lewis, detail view 5



Coin Silver Presentation Cup
"W. H. Renaud Sep. 4th, 1869"
With Bust of Stonewall Jackson
New Orleans
Circa 1869


Coin Silver Presentation Cup
'W. H. Renaud Sep. 4th, 1869', entire view

This silver presentation cup, with applied handle, features a bas relief profile of General Stonewall Jackson on front and is engraved on rim "W. H. Renaud Sep. 4th, 1869." The cup is marked on bottom "E. A. TYLER / NEW ORLEANS," dimples, overall very good. William H. Renaud was a member of the Company C [Ellison's] Confederate Guards Regiment who also served in Fender's Battery during the Civil War. In 1861 he is listed in the NOLA City Directory as an accountant. He eventually became a successful businessman.
E. A. Tyler was a jeweler and watchmaker on Canal Street who also advertised "silver and plated ware" but apparently was a retailer and not a silversmith.
(Height: 4-inches.)

$4,785

232-158


Coin Silver Presentation Cup
'W. H. Renaud Sep. 4th, 1869', angle view
Coin Silver Presentation Cup
'W. H. Renaud Sep. 4th, 1869', side view
Coin Silver Presentation Cup
'W. H. Renaud Sep. 4th, 1869', front view



Coin Silver Presentation Water Pitcher, Savanah, Georgia
Made by William Gale & Son, New York City
Date/Period: 1852


Portrait, George Washington, entire view

Measurement: Height: 12.5"

Material: Coin silver

Condition: Excellent

Additional Information: Silver presentation water pitcher featuring floral and foliate
repousse work in the rococo revival style presented to Dr. A (Archibald) Miles in 1852
by a number of ladies of Savannah, Georgia as a testimonial of their high regard for
him, both as a gentleman & philanthropist, on March 30th, 1852.The pitcher was
handed down to his daughter and she passed it down to her nephew, Christian
Archibald Herter, who was the son of Christian Herter, a wealthy artist and interior
designer, head of the Herter Brothers.

Christian Archibald Herter was a notable physician, he published 7 medical books
and practiced neurological medicine in New York City; Professor of Pathological
Chemistry, Pharmacology and Therapeutics…he is recognized for making important
contributions to medicine. In 1905 he was co-founder and edited the Journal of
Biological Chemistry.
(Much more information is available on the internet)

$4,750.00

232-393


Portrait, George Washington, entire view 2

Portrait, George Washington, entire view 3

Portrait, George Washington, presentation

Portrait, George Washington, marks



Sterling Silver Presentation Urn, Captain Peter Johnson, S.S. Maui
By the Chamber of Commerce, Maui, Hawaii
April 15, 1917
Mark: Alvin Corporation, Providence, RI (Sterling)
H: 12.5", Weight: 41 troy oz., interior with thinning gold wash


Sterling Silver Presentation Urn, Captain Peter Johnson, S.S. Maui
By the Chamber of Commerce, Maui, Hawaii
April 15, 1917, entire view

Of baluster form raised on circular pedestal foot, centered by a pair of cast, and applied flower and scroll handles, inscribed, "Presented to Captain Peter Johnson of the S.S. Maui April 15th, 1917 by the Maui Chamber of Commerce Kahului, Maui," with an engraved rendering of the S.S. Maui on the other.

See "The Story of Hawaii and Its Builders," edited by George F. Nellist, published by Honolulu Star Bulletin, Territory of Hawaii, 1925; it is stated that, Captain Peter Johnson (b. 1863) is listed as "one of the best known mariners in the western ocean. A native of Sweden, Johnson took to the sea at an early age. He arrived in Honolulu in 1880; established a home in San Francisco, where he later worked alongside and befriended Captain William Matson (1849-1917), founder of the Matson Navigation Company.

The commercial passenger ship, the S.S. Maui, which traveled between the US West Coast and Hawaii, was built in 1917 by Union Iron Works at San Francisco, California, for the Matson Navigation Company of San Francisco. Johnson served as its first commander.

$3,885

232-261


Sterling Silver Presentation Urn, Captain Peter Johnson, S.S. Maui
By the Chamber of Commerce, Maui, Hawaii
April 15, 1917, back detail
Sterling Silver Presentation Urn, Captain Peter Johnson, S.S. Maui
By the Chamber of Commerce, Maui, Hawaii
April 15, 1917, engraving detail 1
Sterling Silver Presentation Urn, Captain Peter Johnson, S.S. Maui
By the Chamber of Commerce, Maui, Hawaii
April 15, 1917, engraving detail 2
Sterling Silver Presentation Urn, Captain Peter Johnson, S.S. Maui
By the Chamber of Commerce, Maui, Hawaii
April 15, 1917, marks detail 1
Sterling Silver Presentation Urn, Captain Peter Johnson, S.S. Maui
By the Chamber of Commerce, Maui, Hawaii
April 15, 1917, marks detail 2



19th Century Coin Silver Standing Cup,
Presented, Nantucket
Harvey Crocker / Nantucket / J.A. Crocker
Anonymous maker…good weight, fine condition


19th Century Coin Silver Standing Cup, Presented, Nantucket
Harvey Crocker / Nantucket / J.A. Crocker
Anonymous maker…good weight, fine condition, entire view 1

Recently purchased from a Martha’s Vineyard family. The Nantucket Historical
Association, Harvard University and other institutions have published the Memorial and
Remonstrance of Harvey Crocker
and 220 others, legal voters of Nantucket against the
petition of E.J. Pompey & 104 others. Jan. 1845; petitions for and against Integrating
Nantucket Schools. Petition drives were widely used to promote reform movements in
the nineteenth century. Early in 1845, six petitions were submitted to Boston. Four
advocated school integration and the passage of a law guaranteeing equal access to
education. Two defended the school’s policy of segregation. The State legislature took
the side of those who argued for equal rights and passed Chapter 214 of the Acts of
1845. This groundbreaking law prohibited discrimination in the public schools of
Massachusetts and guaranteed equal education to all students.
(Height: 4.75"; diameter: 3.5")


19th Century Coin Silver Standing Cup, Presented, Nantucket
Harvey Crocker / Nantucket / J.A. Crocker
Anonymous maker…good weight, fine condition, entire view 2

19th Century Coin Silver Standing Cup, Presented, Nantucket
Harvey Crocker / Nantucket / J.A. Crocker
Anonymous maker…good weight, fine condition, engraving view

$950.00

335-137




American Presentation Silver and Historic Silver Wanted


American Presentation Silver and Historic Silver Wanted, entire view

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