Loving Cup

Gorham Manufacturing Company, Providence, RI Maker
1907 Date:
Silver, ivory Materials
15 1/4 H x 7 Dia. at base Dimensions
Engraved, on reverse: FROM HIS / GRATEFUL STUDENTS to the / BEST Of TEACHERS, Presented to / Albert VanderVeer, M.D. / May 2nd 1907 / ALBANY, / N.Y. Marks
Gift of the Sons of Dr. Albert VanderVeer Credit
x1940.445 Accession number
This "loving" (or trophy) cup was presented to Dr. Albert Vander Veer, a legendary figure at Albany Medical College and Albany hospital, at one of the largest banquets ever held in the city. The use of ivory to complement the sterling silver is typical of the Athenic line of silver vessels produced by the major manufacturer Gorham. The body is framed by naturalistic plant life, while the ivory serpent-shaped handles recall the sacred serpents that form part of the traditional physician's emblem, the caduceus. Additional comments

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