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Caster

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Silver
DATES ca. 1910
DIMENSIONS 7 3/8 x 2 5/8 x 2 5/8 in. (18.7 x 6.7 x 6.7 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Impressed around bottom of base at 4 cardinal points, clockwise from top: "REED & BARTON / [symbol] / STERLING / 2243"
INSCRIPTIONS Incised around lower band of neck: monogram of "L" in fancy script with scrolling tails off ends
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 1996.37.10
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. John H. Livingston
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Reed & Barton (American, 1840-present). Caster, ca. 1910. Silver, 7 3/8 x 2 5/8 x 2 5/8 in. (18.7 x 6.7 x 6.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. John H. Livingston, 1996.37.10. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1996.37.10.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 1996.37.10.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Silver footed caster (a) with removable shaker top (b). General pear-shaped body with long, cylindrical neck raised on round, stepped pedestal with squat ringed stem. Rounded bottom section of body molded with eight outlined petal-like forms; above petals, molded bands mark top of body that then tapers and rises into long banded neck. (b) High domed top with beaded finial fits into body of caster; decorated around sides with alternating urns and columns; flowering branches spring from the urns, the petals of the flowers are perforated. Condition: Good; allover tarnish, a few dings and scratches.
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