On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
13 3/4 x 13 5/8 x 4 3/8 in. (34.9 x 34.6 x 11.1 cm) (show scale)
Impressed on back of plaque: circle containing "MERIDEN [shield with scales] B. COMPANY" and below circle, "8300"; incised below these marks: "23 / #"
Marie Bernice Bitzer Fund
You may download and use Brooklyn Museum images of this three-dimensional work in accordance with a Creative Commons license
. Fair use, as understood under the United States Copyright Act, may also apply.
Please include caption information from this page and credit the Brooklyn Museum. If you need a high resolution file, please contact email@example.com
For further information about copyright, we recommend resources at the United States Library of Congress
, Cornell University
, Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums
, and Copyright Watch
For more information about the Museum's rights project, including how rights types are assigned, please see our blog posts on copyright
If you have any information regarding this work and rights to it, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
overall, 1994.58.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
"CUR" at the beginning of an image file name means that the image was created by a curatorial staff member. These study images may be digital point-and-shoot photographs, when we don\'t yet have high-quality studio photography, or they may be scans of older negatives, slides, or photographic prints, providing historical documentation of the object.
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.
Not every record you will find here is complete. More information is available for some works than for others, and some entries have been updated more recently. Records are frequently reviewed and revised, and we welcome
any additional information you might have.