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Tazza, Modernist Pattern

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
DATES ca. 1928
DIMENSIONS 5 3/4 x 6 11/16 x 5 5/16 in. (14.6 x 17 x 13.5cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Stamped on underside of base, near one edge: "[eagle; 'R' in shield; lion passant] / STERLING / 1020" Stamped on underside of base, near opposite edge: [tiny illegible hallmark]
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 Reed & Barton (American, 1840-present). Tazza, Modernist Pattern, ca. 1928. Silver, 5 3/4 x 6 11/16 x 5 5/16 in. (14.6 x 17 x 13.5cm). Brooklyn Museum, Marie Bernice Bitzer Fund, 2000.42. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 2000.42.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Shallow, rectangular silver bowl sits on stem rising from a flat rectangular base. Stem is composed of a cluster of four square freestanding columns intersected at three points by flat square platforms passing through the columns and projecting outward on all sides. Edges of base and bowl are decorated with simulated bars crossed at corners. Condition: Good.
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