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Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
DATES ca. 1905
DIMENSIONS 3 11/16 x 11 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. (9.4 x 29.2 x 29.2 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS On bottom: "385 / Martele / [spread eagle] / [Gorham lion within octagon, anchor within shield, letter "G" within octagon] / 9584 / H / H Y / SPAULDING & CO / CHICAGO / P"
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS Engraved on bottom: "June 1 - 1905"
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Philip C. Schwartz
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CAPTION Gorham Manufacturing Company (founded 1865). Bowl, ca. 1905. Silver, 3 11/16 x 11 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. (9.4 x 29.2 x 29.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Philip C. Schwartz, 75.23. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 75.23_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Bowl with scalloped edge with raised flowers, leaves and vines in low relief; four vines trail down the inner bowl and around the four hammered-out feet; the sides of the inner bowl are hammered out in eight equidistant places in rounded forms. CONDITION: Excellent; scratching and signs of wear on interior of bowl; two tiny black spots on inner bowl near foot.
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