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MEDIUM Gilt bronze
  • Place Manufactured: New York, New York, United States
  • DATES ca. 1907
    DIMENSIONS 7 1/2 x 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 in. (19.1 x 10.8 x 10.8 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS on side of base rim and on bottom: TIFFANY & Co..
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Bequest of Marie Bernice Bitzer, by exchange
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Tiffany & Company (American, founded 1853). Chalice, ca. 1907. Gilt bronze, 7 1/2 x 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 in. (19.1 x 10.8 x 10.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Marie Bernice Bitzer, by exchange, 1992.8. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 1992.8_transpc005.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Chalice, gilt bronze. Circular foot with slightly sloping vertical rim and concave platform from which rises a tapering conical stem. Stem supports thistle shaped bowl. Platform and stem with cast, swirling thistle leaves; bowl ornamented with thistle leaves on lower section, the upper section in imitation of thistle pod. Cast in letters around base rim: THE ENGINEERS CLUB: DECEMBER 9th: 1907. CONDITION - Some corrosion to surface.
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