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A LARGE AMERICAN SILVER AGRICULTURAL PRIZE PUNCH BOWL, ISAAC HUTTON, ALBANY, DATED 1810
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LOT SOLD. 31,250 USD
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A LARGE AMERICAN SILVER AGRICULTURAL PRIZE PUNCH BOWL, ISAAC HUTTON, ALBANY, DATED 1810
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 31,250 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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New York

A LARGE AMERICAN SILVER AGRICULTURAL PRIZE PUNCH BOWL, ISAAC HUTTON, ALBANY, DATED 1810
engraved on one side with the arms of Albany, the other with inscription "STATE OF NEW YORK/ By the SOCIETY for the Promotion of USEFUL ARTS/ This PREMIUM is AWARDED/ to George Booth of / the County of Dutchess, for the Best Specimen/ of WOOLEN CLOTH Cloth of FAMILY MANUFACTURE/ Exhibited the present year 1810."
marked on base HUTTON and ALBANY and with two pseudo hallmarks of birds
diameter 12 in.
30.5 cm
66 oz 15 dwt
2077.5 g
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Catalogue Note

This bowl is one of a group of silver objects commissioned by Albany's Society for the Promotion of Useful Arts to be given as agricultural prizes. The society was chartered in 1804, aiming to "make improvements in agriculture" in New York.

This first prize bowl was awarded to George Booth on March 14, 1810 and is documented in the Transactions of the Society of Useful Arts published in 1814: "to George Booth of the county of Dutchess, for the best specimen of county family manufactured woollen cloth, a premium of 150 dollars, in a piece of plate."

Another bowl awarded to George Booth by the Society and made by Isaac Hutton was part of the collection of Roy and Ruth Nutt, sold Sotheby's, New York, January 24, 2015, lot 443. That bowl is slightly smaller and was awarded in 1809 as the third prize. Hutton also made for the Society another similar bowl given in 1811 and a teapot given in 1813, both at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and a bowl at the Albany Institute. 

Important Americana

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New York