Silver covered vegetable tureen with three-dimensional textured finial on lid and eagle's head handles on base.
8.25 H x 10.5 W x 6.75 D inches
In 1817, Baltimoreans recognized John Rodgers's (1773-1838) contribution to the defense of Baltimore and commissioned a 50-piece table service from Philadelphia silversmiths Thomas Fletcher and Sidney Gardiner. Each piece is inscribed, "Presented by the/ Citizens of Baltimore to/Com. John Rodgers/in testimony of their Sense of/the important aid afforded by him/in the defense of Baltimore on/the 12th & 13th of Sept. 1814." When the service was completed, it was displayed at Fielding Lucas's Baltimore print shop for several days before it was presented to Rodgers.
Gift of the MaComb heirs
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