Sale 10AM01 | Lot 158

Gorham Sterling Silver Two-Handled Presentation Cup

Catalogue: American Furniture & Decorative Arts
Gorham Sterling Silver Two-Handled Presentation Cup

Lot Details

Lot 158
Gorham Sterling Silver Two-Handled Presentation Cup
Early 20th century
Repousse on the rim with a band of pomegranates above beaded handles and bands, over a body chased with oak and ivy branches and with two cartouches, one containing the enameled Leonard family coat of arms and motto Pour Bien Desirer and the other with the commemorative inscription, Presented to The Rt. Rev. William Andrew Leonard DD, Oct 12, 1909, his devoted followers in the Diocese of Ohio. In loving commemoration of the twentieth anniversary of his consecration as their Bishop and in faithful recognition of his noble leadership, on a molded foot repousse and chased with grapevines, on an original custom wood stand. Height of cup 12 1/2 inches, height overall 16 1/4 inches, approximately 98 ounces.

Bishop William Andrew Leonard (1848-1930), was born in Southport, Connecticut but soon moved to Brooklyn, New York. He studied at Philips Academy, Andover and at Berkeley Divinity School in Middletown, Connecticut. He was a curate at the Holy Trinity Church in Brooklyn and a rector at St. John's Church in Washington DC before he became the fourth Bishop of Ohio in 1889. He served in that position for forty-two years during which he was influential at Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, and more notably at Trinity Cathedral in Cleveland. Bishop Leonard was instrumental in the growth of this church and building it into the Cathedral it is today. He and his wife Sarah Louisa Sullivan are buried in the Chamber of Peace in two vaults below the high altar at Trinity Cathedral.

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Sold for $3,750 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Sold for $3,750 (includes buyer's premium)

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