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Bowl

Catalogue Description:
Circular bowl with sloping, in-curving sides sits on short ring foot of 3" diameter. Lower portion of bowl finished with hammer marks; upper section of bowl has broad band of pattern comprising three rows of alternating squares with rosette or receding squares in interior; above this is narrower band of pendant semi-circular discs with rosette interiors, pendant palmette between each. Applied to front of bowl is a three-dimensional branch of cherries and leaves (which overlap rim of bowl) in copper except one cherry and one twig in brass; a small long-beaked bird with wings spread perches in branch. To the right of branch is applied copper insect; to the left of branch is applied fly of brass with copper wings. Traces of gilt on interior of bowl. CONDITION: Normal wear; minor dents to cherries. Gilt interior nearly worn away.


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