4 Sterling Flower Bundles overlayed onto Serving Dish commemorating the Third Panel of the Sheriff’s Jury of New York - Satin Frosted glass
A stunning serving dish in frosted glass with 4 floral bundles in Sterling (Sterling marked on 2 stems) with an the outer edge also adorned with Sterling about 1/4" deep.
Measures Approximately: 13" dia x 1 1/4" high
Condition: Excellent Condition no nicks, chips or cracks. There a few little scuffs here and there. Silver in pictures looks to be tarnished in a few places - but unable to see by the naked eye.
This could possible be a turn of the 19th/20th century piece but I was unable to find anything like it or much information on the Sherriff's Jury :-)
Note: Around the turn of the century there were around three hundred upstanding New York citizens (all men) that served on the Sheriff’s Jurys. The large list of men was divided into three separate panels, and the sheriff selected members from the first, second, or third panel to serve on court juries. Elaborate banquets were held annually for each of the three panels. These large elegant soirees were covered in detail in the New York Times, and copies of the menus from each of them are highly collectible today. There are also other Sheriff’s Jury souvenir items that can be found such as picture frames and cufflinks which where given a gifts at dinners. I found numerous references online to the three panels dating anywhere from 1888 to 1917, but there were functions held in later years as well. Unfortunately the sterling emblem on this handsome plate does not have a date on it or maker. Please look closely at all pictures.
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