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Slop Bowl

Decorative Arts and Design

DATES ca. 1875
DIMENSIONS 5 1/16 x 4 15/16 x 4 15/16 in. (12.9 x 12.5 x 12.5 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Stamped on bottom in oval: "J.E.CALDWELL & Co. / ENGLISH STERLING" surrounding "PHILADELPHIA / 197"
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS Engraved monogram on side within lozenge: "MAC" letters intertwined
CREDIT LINE H. Randolph Lever Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Slop or waste bowl; silver, cast and repoussé decoration; part of a six-piece tea and coffee service (75.164.1-.6). Circular stepped base, inset squat stem, circular body narrowing toward top, inset neck broadening flange collar around top. Repoussé decoration consists of band of stylized acanthus around body; almond-shaped lozenge with stylized acanthus border enclosing seated Cupid figure blowing horn. Same lozenge on reverse enclosing engraved monogram, "MAC". Raised or cast molding around base of neck and top flange. Interior appears gold-washed (?). CONDITION: Excellent; minor scratches on interior.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION J. E. Caldwell & Co. (founded 1839). Slop Bowl, ca. 1875. Silver, 5 1/16 x 4 15/16 x 4 15/16 in. (12.9 x 12.5 x 12.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund, 75.164.4. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 75.164.4_left.jpg)
IMAGE profile, 75.164.4_left.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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