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Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
DATES ca. 1905
DIMENSIONS height: 9 1/4 x 5 in. (23.5 x 12.7 cm); diameter of base: 3 5/16 in. (8.4 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Stamped on underside of base on three lines: [S within shield, bell within shield, S within shield] / SHREVE & CO / STERLING / SAN FRANCISCO
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CREDIT LINE H. Randolph Lever Fund
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CAPTION Shreve & Company (founded 1852). Ewer, ca. 1905. Silver, height: 9 1/4 x 5 in. (23.5 x 12.7 cm); diameter of base: 3 5/16 in. (8.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund, 82.167. Creative Commons-BY
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Inverted pear-shaped body with double belly; high pouring lip; strapwork around edge of lip, center of body (enclosing medallion with two dolphins and letters "c, c, c"), and along base; strapwork handle, trifurcated at junction with body. Condition: Good, tarnished with polish build-up on all seams; green corrosion around underside of base; base rim edges bent in on two sides.
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