On View: American Identities: A New Look, Centennial Era, 5th Floor
8 3/4 x 9 x 9 in. (22.2 x 22.9 x 22.9 cm) (show scale)
Stamped on bottom: "[lion passant, anchor, gothic G] / STERLING / 530 / [four-pointed star with dot inside]"
H. Randolph Lever Fund
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Gorham Manufacturing Company (founded 1865). 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
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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.
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