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Bowl

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Silver
  • Place Manufactured: London, England
  • DATES ca. 1775-1776
    DIMENSIONS height: 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm); diameter: 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm); diameter of foot: 3 3/16 in. (8.1 cm)
    MARKINGS On bottom: leopard's head crowned / lion passant / u in gothic letter /I.K
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS Above each swag is engraved. On front, in script: "To my esteemed friend / John Marshall Esqre / From Joseph Prentis 1793." Clockwise: a fox running in a landscape. Clockwise: "P" in script.
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 88.21.3
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Wunsch Americana Foundation, Inc.
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Bowl, silver. Simple foot band 1/2" high. Above this is an area of fluted decoration on the underside of the bowl. The bowl is decorated with four repoussé floral rosettes; between these rosettes repoussé swags of husks are draped and two pendant husks hang from each side of rosette. CONDITION: Minor scratches throughout, especially at engraved inscription. Old repair to rim above flower to the right of engraved inscription.
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