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A RARE GEORGE WASHINGTON CENTENNIAL SILVERED-COPPER COMMEMORATIVE TRAY
Maker unknown, circa 1832
Unmarked
33 inches long x 19-1/2 inches wide (83.8 x 49.5 cm)

Provenance:
The Jean and Graham Devoe Williford Charitable Trust


The two-handled tray commemorating the 1832 centennial of the birth of George Washington, with exposed copper contrast, rim of intertwined branches centering engraved presentation; portrait bust of George Washington within bound oak leaf frame, crowned by a radiating star within an olive wreath upon a fasces wrapped in the Declaration of Independence, putti to either side support a starred drape, below an eagle with outstretched wings and arrows in talon upon fruits of the harvest bound by a ribbon inscribed with the states Pennsylvania, Vermont, Illinois, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, South Carolina, Virginia, Alabama.


Condition Report*:

The tray does have purposefully exposed copper, but there is also loss of silvering especially to the inner rim along with pitting.

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Auction Dates
June, 2013
14th Friday
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