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Mate Cup on Saucer

Arts of the Americas

  • Place Collected: Chile
  • DATES late 19th century
    DIMENSIONS 7 x 6 3/16 x 6 3/16 in. (17.8 x 15.7 x 15.7 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
    ACCESSION NUMBER 2003.50.1
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mary Ann Krotzer
    PROVENANCE Circa 1925, acquired, probably in Chile, by Henry Wiley Krotzer of New Orleans, LA; before 2003, inherited from Henry Wiley Krotzer by Mary Ann Krotzer; 2003, gift of Mary Ann Krotzer to the Brooklyn Museum.
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION A globular silver mate cup with floral decoration both free-standing and applied. A peacock-like bird adorns the rim on two sides. The stemmed mate cup rests on a three-footed tray with upside-down flowers in pots used for the feet, and a decorative leaf-like design around the rim. Three of the free-standing floral surrounds remain, one has broken off.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Mate Cup on Saucer, late 19th century. Silver, 7 x 6 3/16 x 6 3/16 in. (17.8 x 15.7 x 15.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mary Ann Krotzer, 2003.50.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2003.50.1_overall_PS22.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 2003.50.1_overall_PS22.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2024
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