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Pepper Caster

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
DATES ca. 1912
DIMENSIONS 4 1/4 x 1 7/8 x 1 7/8 in. (10.8 x 4.8 x 4.8 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Impressed on bottom: "Martelé / [row of three hallmarks containing lion passant, anchor in shield surmounted by eagle, "G" in Gothic print] / 9584 / ZCA / SPAULDING & CO. CHICAGO"; and hand-etched "142"
CREDIT LINE Marie Bernice Bitzer Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Silver pepper caster; en suite with salt cellar (1993.78.1a-b). Tapering cylindrical form with domed top. Body divided into four panels separated by wide vertical raised bands. Opposing sides with identical decoration: centered entwined initials "EGK" overlaid by symmetrical piercing of four stylized flowers between vertical rows of small holes. Realistic up-turned open flower finial. CONDITION: Very good, light overall scratching.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION George Washington Maher (American, 1864–1926). Pepper Caster, ca. 1912. Silver, 4 1/4 x 1 7/8 x 1 7/8 in. (10.8 x 4.8 x 4.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Marie Bernice Bitzer Fund, 1993.78.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1993.78.2a-b.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 1993.78.2a-b.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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