|Accession #||1994.58 |
||Meriden Britannia Company|
|Dimensions||13 3/4 x 13 5/8 x 4 3/8 in. (34.9 x 34.6 x 11.1 cm)|
|Marks||Impressed on back of plaque: circle containing "MERIDEN [shield with scales] B. COMPANY" and below circle, "8300"; incised below these marks: "23 / #"|
|Credit Line||Marie Bernice Bitzer Fund|
|Location||American Identities: Expanding Horizons
|Description||Plaque in shape of large shallow bowl with hammered interior surface and applied castings of birds in a tree. This sculptural group consists of a curving branch with leaves and blossoms, a small nest with bird along the bottom edge, and another bird with outstretched wings perched above; attached with screws to plaque. Plaque intended to be hung on wall.
Condition: Good; there appear to be two repaired (soldered) breaks on branches; some scratches around interior of bowl; missing screw on back.