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Pepper Caster

Decorative Arts

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"
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CREDIT LINE Marie Bernice Bitzer Fund
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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
IMAGE overall, 1993.78.2a-b.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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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.
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