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PROPERTY OF DIRECT DESCENDANTS OF THE ORIGINAL OWNERS

American silver pitcher, William Gale Jr., New York, 1866
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 4,000 USD
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457

PROPERTY OF DIRECT DESCENDANTS OF THE ORIGINAL OWNERS

American silver pitcher, William Gale Jr., New York, 1866
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 4,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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American silver pitcher, William Gale Jr., New York, 1866
the body chased with Greek Key midband and applied with a classical male and female portrait medallion on each side and a mask of Mercury on the front, inside rim also applied with three helmeted Roman warrior portrait medallions. Together with a silver inkwell etched with dense scrolling foliage by William B. Kerr & Co., Newark, NJ, the cover engraved with the Colt crest and mounted with a watch inside, the dial signed A.W.W.Co / Waltham, Mass, with a glass liner, and a silver pen by Gorham Mfg. Co., Providence, RI. 3 pieces.
marked on base
height 11 1/4 in.
28.5 cm
36 oz 15 dwt excluding inkwell
1144.5 g
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Provenance

Samuel Pomeroy Colt (1852-1921), Bristol, RI,
by descent to present owner

Catalogue Note

Samuel Pomeroy Colt, born to Christopher Colt and Theodora DeWolf Colt of Bristol, Rhode Island, and nephew of arms maker Samuel Colt, was an American politician and industrialist. From 1876 to 1879, Colt served in the Rhode Island House of Representatives, where he worked to regulate child labor and advance women's property rights. He was subsequently appointed Attorney General of Rhode Island, serving from 1882 to 1886. In 1886, Colt founded the financial organization, Industrial Trust Company, which became Industrial National Bank, then Fleet Bank, which ultimately merged into Bank of America. In 1888, he formed the United States Rubber Company, later called Uniroyal and the largest rubber company in the nation. Linden Place, his home in Bristol, still exists as a historic house museum. 

Important Americana

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New York