Overall (a): 2 3/4 × 2 3/4 × 9 5/8 in. (7 × 7 × 24.4 cm) Overall (b): 1 1/2 × 10 1/2 × 7 1/2 in. (3.8 × 26.7 ×
engraved: center of lower tray: "Hugh J. Grant/Sept. 10th 1898/ from/ J. L Connell. A. N. Brady/ F. P. Olcott. W. H. Bailey" in script stamped: on the bases: "TIFFANY & Co../ 13372 MAKERS 9657/ STERLING SILVER/ 925-1000/ T" engraved: center of upper
Wrought silver presentation asparagus dish; rectangular dish with raised and flared sides, low in the centers, high at the corners; corners of the base are depressed to hold a tray; cast, foliate band applied to the sides and large cast foliate scrolls applied to the corners; seated on four Greek key feet with sunflower knees; center engraved, "Hugh J. Grant/Sept. 10th 1898/ from/ J. L Connell. A. N. Brady/ F. P. Olcott. W. H. Bailey" in script; small rectangular tray with rounded corners set into the dish; sides raised with cast, applied foliate bands around the rim; two cast, applied, squared foliate handles; seated on four hollow cast ball feet; four pierced cartouches in the corners with engraved foliate and scroll decoration connecting them; engraved in the center, "Hugh J. Grant." in script; makers' marks on the bases.
Hugh J. Grant (1852-1910), a Tammany Hall politician, served as mayor of New York City from 1889 to 1892. In 1885, he was elected sheriff in Tammany's sweep of county offices. This tray may have been presented to him at this time.
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