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Tray

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Silver
DATES ca. 1901
DIMENSIONS 2 1/4 x 32 1/4 x 20 3/4 in. (5.7 x 81.9 x 52.7 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Stamped on bottom, near one of the handles: "[lion passant; another in shield; Gothic 'G' in octagon] / STERLING / A651 / 26 IN"
INSCRIPTIONS Incised in center of tray, in various fancy fonts: "PRESENTED TO / HON BIRD S COLER / COMPTROLLER of the City of New York / BY THE / EMPLOYEES OF THE / DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE / December 31, 1901."
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 1992.90
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. William Bird Coler
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Gorham Manufacturing Company (founded 1865). Tray, ca. 1901. Silver, 2 1/4 x 32 1/4 x 20 3/4 in. (5.7 x 81.9 x 52.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. William Bird Coler, 1992.90. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 1992.90.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Tray, silver. Rectangular tray with undulating outer border including cast, applied rococo-style ornament of scrolls, shells and flowers on edge of rim. Rim is ornamented with repoussé decoration including scrolling ornament in center of each side and deeply chased spray of roses and daisies in each corner. Cast, applied, c-shaped handles on each short end comprise complex scrolls with shell in center of underside. Concave bouge of tray ornamented with shell inscription in varying letter faces. CONDITION - Normal wear, scratches and oxidation.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (75%)
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