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Edward F. Beal Presentation Silver Bowl

Auction:
2880B
Lot:
199
Sold for:
$3,444$2,800

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2880B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
February 27, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Edward F. Beal Presentation Silver Bowl, Bailey & Co., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, c. 1854, urn-shaped bowl with scalloped rim on a raised foot inscribed "Presented to/Lieutenant Edward F. Beale/from those who served under him during/his/administration of Indian Affairs/in California/A tribute of affection and respect to one/whose plan for Indian civilization was conceived/in the purest spirit of philanthropy; pursued with/self-sacrificing devotion and energy and crowned/with the most pre-eminent success. 1854.," ht. 8, dia. 10 1/4 in., weight approximately 41 troy ounces.

Note: Edward F. Beale was appointed California's first Superintendent of Indian Affairs in 1854. He used his office to develop humanitarian policies towards the Indians. One of his most notable achievements was the establishment of Fort Tejon that same year, to protect the Indians on the Sebastian Indian Reservation.
Estimate $1,500-2,500


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Keywords

Edward F. Beale, Edward F. Beal, Philadelphia, Beale, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Chumash, Edward Fitzgerald Beale, Fort Tejon, Mountain Communities of the Tejon Pass, San Emigdio Mountains, Sebastian Indian Reservation, Tehachapi Mountains, Tejon Indian Tribe of California

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