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Plaque

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Silverplate
DATES ca. 1885
DIMENSIONS 13 3/4 x 13 5/8 x 4 3/8 in. (34.9 x 34.6 x 11.1 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Impressed on back of plaque: circle containing "MERIDEN [shield with scales] B. COMPANY" and below circle, "8300"; incised below these marks: "23 / #"
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 1994.58
CREDIT LINE Marie Bernice Bitzer Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Meriden Britannia Company (1852-1898). Plaque, ca. 1885. Silverplate, 13 3/4 x 13 5/8 x 4 3/8 in. (34.9 x 34.6 x 11.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Marie Bernice Bitzer Fund, 1994.58. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1994.58.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 1994.58.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Plaque in shape of large shallow bowl with hammered interior surface and applied castings of birds in a tree. This sculptural group consists of a curving branch with leaves and blossoms, a small nest with bird along the bottom edge, and another bird with outstretched wings perched above; attached with screws to plaque. Plaque intended to be hung on wall. Condition: Good; there appear to be two repaired (soldered) breaks on branches; some scratches around interior of bowl; missing screw on back.
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