471
471

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF IRIS SCHWARTZ

American silver two-handled tray, Peter Chitrey, Overstruck By Maltby Pelletreau, New York, circa 1820
Estimate
8,00012,000
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471

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF IRIS SCHWARTZ

American silver two-handled tray, Peter Chitrey, Overstruck By Maltby Pelletreau, New York, circa 1820
Estimate
8,00012,000
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Details & Cataloguing

Important Americana

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New York

American silver two-handled tray, Peter Chitrey, Overstruck By Maltby Pelletreau, New York, circa 1820
of rounded rectangular form, the rim applied with a border of flower heads within C-scroll strapwork and acanthus, loop handles in the form of fluted and reeded S-scrolls, on four flowerhead supports ending in scrolled acanthus feet, engraved with later coat of arms and presentation inscription
marked on one handle PChitrey in script, and twice on base, overstruck by M. Pelletreau, and N-York twice
length 29 1/4 in.
74.3 cm
162 oz 4 dwt
5044 g
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Catalogue Note

The inscription reads: "Mrs. Margaret Renshaw Jones to Mrs. Mary Mason Jones 1823 / to Arthur Mason Jones 1884"

Mary Mason Jones (1801-1891) was the daughter of banker John Mason, second president of Chemical Bank, and with her sisters Rebecca and Sarah, one of the leaders of New York Society in the second quarter of the 19th century.  She married in 1819 Isaac Jones, who also served as president of the bank.  This tray was a present from her mother-in-law, Margaret Renshaw (1765-1848), who had married Joshua Jones.

Ms. Jones was the aunt of novelist Edith Wharton, who immortalized her as Mrs. Manson Mingott in The Age of Innocence.  After inheriting the eastern block of Fifth Avenue between 57th and 58th streets from her father's estate, the widowed Mrs. Jones built in 1867 "Marble Row", as shocking at the time for its French styling and marble facades in a brownstone city as for its location, far above the fashionable area.  Society moved upwards, though, and in 1883 Cornelius Vanderbulit began construction on his mansion opposite.

Arthur Mason Jones (1855-1899) was Mary Mason Jones' grandson, by her son Mason Renshaw Jones.  The tray may have been given on his marriage to Cornelia Waldo.

Important Americana

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New York