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Object Name: Trophy
Date: ca. 1912
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Medium: Silver
Dimensions: Overall: 16 x 10 x 6 1/2 in. ( 40.6 x 25.4 x 16.5 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, Irvington
Description: Wrought silver trophy or presentation cup; narrow, urn-shaped cup applied to a circular, stepped and domed foot with a bulbous pedestal and reeded footring; reeded band applied around the rim; two squared strap handles with a raised midband applied to opposite sides of the body; body engraved, "TOWNSEND LAWRENCE/ FROM/ TROOP-A-U*S*V*" on one side and, "A/ USV" around crossed swords above, "SEPT. 24, 1912." on the other, all in block letters; maker's marks stamped on the base.
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Townsend Lawrence, 1952
Object Number: INV.13846
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Marks: engraved: on the body: "TOWNSEND LAWRENCE/ FROM/ TROOP-A-U*S*V*" on one side and, "A/ USV" around crossed swords above, "SEPT. 24, 1912." on the other, all in block letters stamped: on the base: "ALVIN MFG. CO./ STERLING/ 806/ 14 IN"

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This cup was presented to Townsend Lawrence (1870-1951) on his wedding day as a gift from the U.S. Volunteer Cavalry, of which Lawrence was a member. Townsend Lawrence married Herminia Barnes (d. 1913) on September 24, 1912.