Decorative Arts and Design
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
4 x 4 x 4 in. (10.2 x 10.2 x 10.2 cm) (show scale)
stamped on bottom of bowl: "TIFFANY & Co 713 6266 / STERLING-SILVER"
Stamped on bottom of foot: 1015
On bottom of foot in script: "J.M.N. / 1882"
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Matthew Newman
Steep-sided bowl with gilt interior sits on simple stem, slightly domed foot. Foot is raised off ground by four cast, tripartite anthemia on square bases. Surface of bowl, steam and foot is acid-etched in random surface pattern and oxidized in intaglio areas. Below the rim of the bowl is a die-rolled band of interlocking chevrons, gilt. In center of stem is die-rolled band of Oriental lozenge, web and flower design, gilt. Applied to sides of bowl are cast, gilt pine and bamboo (?) branches with a cast, gilt bird on pine branch. Applied to foot are cast, gilt branches. Engraved on side of bowl to right of bird, in Gothic block letter: D"
CONDITION: Gilding worn, especially in bottom of bowl and on highest areas of applied bird and branches.
Tiffany & Company (American, founded 1853). Nut Dish, ca. 1882. Silver, 4 x 4 x 4 in. (10.2 x 10.2 x 10.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Matthew Newman, 87.72. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 87.72_bw.jpg)
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