USS Arizona engraved silver presentation bowl
Lot 8
A sterling silver presentation fruit bowl for the U.S.S. Arizona
November 1941 3-1/2 x 10 in. (8.8 x 25.4 cm.) height x diameter.
Sold for US$ 6,250 inc. premium

Lot Details
A sterling silver presentation fruit bowl for the U.S.S. Arizona
International Silver Co. (American 19th & 20th centuries), November 1941
from the Ward Room, and of typical form, on a circular footed base with reed border, supporting a wide lipped bowl also with reed border. Engraved on the body E.C.W./from the Wardroom Officers/U.S.S.Arizona; along with the lot is a file of 8 period photographs of Commander Wadsworth, most in his later naval career, and the Pensacola Naval Air Station.
3-1/2 x 10 in. (8.8 x 25.4 cm.) height x diameter.

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The War Museum

    E.C.W. (Ensign Commander Wadsworth) Commander Robert Fitzgerald Wadsworth, served on board the Arizona 1939-41, fatefully, being transferred off the Arizona in late November 1941 to the US Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida. The silver bowl was a parting gift from his fellow officers. Wadsworth was from Rochester, NY and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland in 1939. After WWII he had a distinguished career as an aviation engineer working on atomic bomb delivery systems, the first Apollo launch and with Rockwell International.
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