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)
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.
Material: Silver frame, Shagreen Case, paper label
Additional Information: Bleuler, a member of the Worshipful Company of
Spectaclemakers; Bleuler lived at 48 Ludgate but had his shop at 27 Ludgate. John
Bleuler served as Master of the Spectaclemakers’ guild, in 1792, 1795, and 1811. He
was also a well-known instrument maker. Hallmarked on inside of pivoting temple bar;
oval lenses, “C” bridge.
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")
Approximately 5-inches. Tail section moves. Head lifts off to reveal a toothpick, spoon and folding knife. Head has faceted ruby red glass eyes. No hallmarks. Very good condition with a broken or missing scale on one tail segment.
Silver Cake Knife
By G.M. Howell - SOLD
The knife is inscribed with an "H".
Dimensions: 9.375-inches long.
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