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Centerpiece with Candle Holder, Bateau Pattern

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Silverplate
DATES ca. 1960
DIMENSIONS 2 1/2 x 12 1/8 x 5 3/8 in. (6.4 x 30.8 x 13.7 cm) Other (Candle Holder (b)): 1 3/8 x 5 x 2 3/8 in. (3.5 x 12.7 x 6 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Inscribed on underside of bowl (a): "Gorham [in script] / E [anchor in shield] P / YC689" Inscribed on underside edge of base (b): "Gorham [in script] / E [anchor in shield] P / YC690"
ACCESSION NUMBER 2004.12.15a-b
CREDIT LINE Gift of Jewel Stern
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Silver-plated centerpiece bowl (a) with candleholder (b); "Bateau" pattern. Boat-shaped bowl (a) rises from flat, ovoid base; sides curve upward and come to a point at the ends. Removable candle holder (b) with oval, domed base that fits into bottom of bowl; three short cylindrical bobeches in a row across top of dome. Condition: Excellent, some very light scratches.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION Gorham Manufacturing Company (1865–1961). Centerpiece with Candle Holder, Bateau Pattern, ca. 1960. Silverplate, 2 1/2 x 12 1/8 x 5 3/8 in. (6.4 x 30.8 x 13.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Jewel Stern, 2004.12.15a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2004.12.15a-b.jpg)
IMAGE overall, CUR.2004.12.15a-b.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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