Kentucky Council of Defense WWI era large American sterling silver presentation ewer, elongated helmet form and C-scroll handle with weighted base marked Dominick Haff (New York, 1868-1928). Inset with gold "Kentucky Council of Defense" eagle medallion. Inscribed "To Edward W. Hines from his fellow member of the the Kentucky Council of Defense who have worked with him during the World War and who have learned to respect his ability and patriotism and to love him as a man, June 24th 1919" to one side with the names of the council members to the other. 19" H. 54.54 troy ounces. Note: The Kentucky Council of Defense was created by the General Assembly of the commonwealth of KY in March 1918. It was created for "the sole purpose of completing the work of gathering, arranging and preserving all material related to Kentucky's part in World War". It was inially created for a two year period but was extended for another two years and disbanded in 1922. CONDITION: Overall very good condition with minor wear, including an approx. 1" horizontal scratch to mid-section of one side.
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