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Centerpiece with Candle Holder, Bateau Pattern

Decorative Arts

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"
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 2004.12.15a-b
CREDIT LINE Gift of Jewel Stern
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CAPTION Gorham Manufacturing Company (founded 1865). 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
IMAGE overall, CUR.2004.12.15a-b.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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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.
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