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Slop Bowl

Decorative Arts

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
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE H. Randolph Lever Fund
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CAPTION J. E. Caldwell & Co.. 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
IMAGE left, 75.164.4_left.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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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.
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