Decorative Arts and Design
7 3/8 x 2 5/8 x 2 5/8 in. (18.7 x 6.7 x 6.7 cm) (show scale)
Impressed around bottom of base at 4 cardinal points, clockwise from top: "REED & BARTON / [symbol] / STERLING / 2243"
Incised around lower band of neck: monogram of "L" in fancy script with scrolling tails off ends
Gift of Mrs. John H. Livingston
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.
This item is not on view
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)
overall, 1996.37.10.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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