One of a pair.
engraved on plaque in front of base: The Merchants of Pearl Street, New York / TO THE HON. DEWITT CLINTON / Whose claim to the proud Title of "Public Benefactor", / is founded on those magnificent works, / The Northern and Western CANALS.
engraved on bottom left corner of plaque: Fletcher & Gardiner Markers
engraved on bottom right corner of plaque: Philad[superscript a over "] December 1824.
marked on underside of body: FLETCHER & GARDINER (in two concentric circles); PHILA marked twice on in rectangle in center;
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, Louis V. Bell and Rogers Funds; Anonymous and Robert G. Goblet Gifts; and Gifts of Fenton L. B. Brown and of the grandchildren of Mrs. Ranson Spaford Hooker, in her memory, by exchange, 1982.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Fletcher, Thomas (American silversmith, 1787-1866); Gardiner, Sidney (American silversmith, died 1827), “Presentation Vase,” Classicizing Philadelphia, accessed October 22, 2018, http://classicizingphiladelphia.org/items/show/474.