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Glimmers of the Past:
Presentation Silver from the Collection of
The New-York Historical Society

The New-York Historical Society
Two West 77th Street (at Central Park West)
New York, New York 10024
Tuesday - Sunday 11-5
212-873-3400

Admission: $5 for adults, $3 seniors & students.

Don't miss this very special opportunity to see one of the finest collections of New York presentation silver anywhere. The collection brings to life the rich history of New York and its prominent citizens.


"Presented on August 22, 1829
by the merchants of New York to
Hugh Maxwell
New York City District Attorney
for his Ability, Firmness, Industry, Perseverance & Public Spirit."

Made by Thomas Fletcher of Philadelphia and purchased from the retailer Baldwin Gardiner of New York.

   
Punch Bowl
Punch bowl with stand


Loving cup

Loving cup

Inscribed on front:
"Edwin Lawrence Godkin
DECIMUS XXXI
MDCCCXCIV"

Inscribed on back:
"From Friends
in grateful recognition of
fearless and unfaltering
services to the
City of New York"

Godkin (1831-1902), editor-in-chief of the New York Evening Post, received this for his efforts in exposing corruption in the city's government. He was so unrelenting in his pursuit of corrupt practices by Tammany politicians that on one occasion they had him arrested for criminal libel three times in one day.

          
Tea urn

Tea urn
London, 1765


Engraved:
"The Gift of the Citizens
of Bristol to
Henry Cruger,esq.
for Services Perform'd in Promoting
the Repeal of the Stamp Act
Anno Dom 1766.
member of Parliament
reign George III."



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