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Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
DATES ca. 1878
DIMENSIONS height: 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm); diameter: 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS on under side of foot: Dolphin with modified fleur-de-lis at tail in shield / THEODORE B. STARR. / STERLING / K / NEW YORK / 312. Engraved: 35917
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 A. Augustus Healy Fund, Carll H. de Silver Fund and Gift of Daniel Morris and Denis Gallion
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CAPTION Kennard & Jenks (1875-1880). Tazza, ca. 1878. Silver, height: 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm); diameter: 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, A. Augustus Healy Fund, Carll H. de Silver Fund and Gift of Daniel Morris and Denis Gallion, 1990.194.8. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 1990.194.8_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Tazza, silver. Circular dished plate modeled in the form of a woven basket draped with folded, fringed linen cloth. Linen "napkin" in center of plate engraved with damask-like pattern of a border with interlocking scrolls circling stylized blossoms; inner border of checkerboard design; field with vine, leaves, berries and blossoms. Plate sits on short, circular, slightly domed foot with plain molded foot rim and reeded band at juncture with plate. CONDITION - Normal wear and scratches. Especially several long, thin scratches across surface of napkin. Tiny nicks to rim.
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