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Child's Bowl

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Silver, polychrome gilding
  • Place Made: London, England
  • DATES ca. 1885
    DIMENSIONS 2 1/2 x 4 1/8 x 4 1/8 in. (6.5 x 10.5 x 10.5 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS marked on side of bowl below gilded band: RM/EH in diamond; lion passent; leopard's head; E in shield; queen's head. scratched on bottom: 843-0279;3220.
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS engraved on bottom, in script: Dorothy Chalotte Drumond / Oct...18th.. 1885.
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1991.196.1
    CREDIT LINE Bequest of DeLancey Thorn Grant in memory of her mother, Louise Floyd-Jones Thorn, by exchange
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Martin Hall & Company (English, 1820-1836). Child's Bowl, ca. 1885. Silver, polychrome gilding, 2 1/2 x 4 1/8 x 4 1/8 in. (6.5 x 10.5 x 10.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of DeLancey Thorn Grant in memory of her mother, Louise Floyd-Jones Thorn, by exchange, 1991.196.1. Creative Commons-BY
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Bowl; silver, polychrome gilding. Short, double foot ring supports circular bowl with straight, slightly concave sides. Foot ring, interior of bowl and narrow band on exterior of rim are gilded. Sides of bowl have hammered ground on which branches of seaweed and coral are engraved, some of which are gilded in gold and copper color. Cast, applied ornament is applied to the bowl and comprise one large fish, gilded copper color; three small fish, one gilded gold the other copper; two small, narrow fish, one gilded gold the other copper. Between each group of fish, at base of bowl, are clusters of seashells variously gilded copper and gold color.
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    Childs Bowl