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DATES ca. 1868
DIMENSIONS 8 3/4 x 9 x 9 in. (22.2 x 22.9 x 22.9 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Stamped on bottom: "[lion passant, anchor, gothic G] / STERLING / 530 / [four-pointed star with dot inside]"
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
CREDIT LINE H. Randolph Lever Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Circular stepped foot engraved with band of Native American-style chevrons and band of native scene in style of native narrative depicting warriors, horse, fallen man, two women with skulls. Above the base on a circular platform is a crouching figure of an Indian maiden in patterned tunic with arms upraised to support shallow circular compote bowl with molded rim and gilt interior; in the center of the bowl is a stylized circular engraved design. Compote bowl attached to stem at disc above the head of the figure, screwed on with three beaded screws with flattened bell finials. CONDITION: Overall good but with normal wear, especially to bowl. Numerous scratches on interior of bowl, gilding worn. Numerous pinpoint dents from outside bowl towards interior.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Gorham Manufacturing Company (1865–1961). Compote, ca. 1868. Silver, 8 3/4 x 9 x 9 in. (22.2 x 22.9 x 22.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund, 87.180. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 87.180_bw.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 87.180_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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