An American silver and enamel presentation punch bowl and ladle, Whiting Mfg. Co., New York, NY, dated 1897
the rim enameled with naturalistic grapevine, the side engraved To the Marquis and Marchioness of Breadalbane / as a token of esteem / on the occasion of their silver wedding, July 27, 1897 / from Thomas J. Lipton, the other side with crest under Marquess's coronet, with a matching ladle crested on the reverse and a flower grid
marked on base of bowl and numbered 2958, the ladle numbered 1422
diameter 14 3/4 in.
133 oz 5 dwt excluding grid
Gavin Campbell (b. April 9, 1851), 1st Marquess of Breadalbane, K.G., m. July 27, 1872 Alma Graham (b. September 7, 1854), daughter of the 4th Duke of Montrose
Christie's New York, January 18, 1997, lot 28
Sir Thomas J. Lipton, 1st Baronet, KCVO was the tea millionaire, merchant and yachtsman. In 1896 Lord and Lady Breadalbane accompanied Lipton on a voyage to Ceylon and were house guests at his Dambetenne tea plantation.