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Lot 74022
A William Elliott George III Silver Nautical Presentation Urn, circa 1813
Marks: (lion passant), (crowned leopard), (duty mark), S, WE
8-5/8 inches high (21.9 cm)
35.00 troy ounces

Engraved:
Presented
TO CAPTAIN SAMUEL SNOW
of the Ship "Emma Fields"
by John Watt of New Orleans.
and John Purvis of Mississippi.
In consideration of his kindness and attention
TO THEM AND THEIR FAMILIES DURING THE VOYAGE
FROM NEW ORLEANS TO LIVERPOOL.
July 4th, 1850.

The vessel "Emma Fields" was built in 1849 bearing a 944 tonnage and having a hailing port of Liverpool, England. On its return trip from the inscribed date of the present lot, the vessel brought almost 100 Irish immigrants to New York who were fleeing the Great Famine. Over the next several years, the ship would transport thousands of Irish Famine immigrant men, women, and children to Ellis Island. The urn with gilt interior, having everted egg-and-dart border to rim, scrolled and banded foliate frieze to neck, reeded and foliate-form handles, gadrooning to lower cup and collar, raised on circular base with acanthus leaf border, body engraved:

Presented
TO CAPTAIN SAMUEL SNOW
of the Ship "Emma Fields"
by John Watt of New Orleans.
and John Purvis of Mississippi.
In consideration of his kindness and attention
TO THEM AND THEIR FAMILIES DURING THE VOYAGE
FROM NEW ORLEANS TO LIVERPOOL.
July 4th, 1850.

The vessel "Emma Fields" was built in 1849 bearing a 944 tonnage and having a hailing port of Liverpool, England. On its return trip from the inscribed date of the present lot, the vessel brought almost 100 Irish immigrants to New York who were fleeing the Great Famine. Over the next several years, the ship would transport thousands of Irish Famine immigrant men, women, and children to Ellis Island.

Note: This piece is maker marked twice with Elliott's stamp: once to the body and once to the footed rim.

Condition

Marks rubbed, minor scattered pin dents, some scratching and dent to one section of gadrooning to lower body, with surface scratches commensurate with age, polishing, and use. Presents well.

Buyer's Premium

  • 25% up to $200,000.00
  • 20% up to $2,000,000.00
  • 12% above $2,000,000.00

74022: A William Elliott George III Silver Nautical Pre

Estimate $1,500 - $2,000Oct 18, 2016