Christian Wiltberger American
Samuel Alexander American

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774

This tray was presented by the merchants of Philadelphia to Captain John Hodge of the American ship Sedgeley in honor of his daring rescue at sea of 160 sailors, soldiers, and passengers from the British transport ship Aurora on February 2, 1796. The tray was accompanied by a silver tankard (1971.99.1), which descended together in the Hodge family.

Tray, Christian Wiltberger (American, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1766–1851 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), Silver, American

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