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Nut Dish

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
  • Place Manufactured: New York, New York, United States
  • DATES ca. 1882
    DIMENSIONS 4 x 4 x 4 in. (10.2 x 10.2 x 10.2 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS 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"
    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 Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Matthew Newman
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION 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
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
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    Nut Dish