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Compote

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Silver
DATES ca. 1873
DIMENSIONS 6 1/4 x 13 x 11 in. (15.9 x 33 x 27.9 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Stamped on bottom in center: "TIFFANY & CO / 3562 MAKERS 4751 / STERLING SILVER / 925-1000 / M"
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER L86.7.1
CREDIT LINE Lent by Mr. and Mrs. George W. Cherkis
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Tiffany & Company (American, founded 1853). Compote, ca. 1873. Silver, 6 1/4 x 13 x 11 in. (15.9 x 33 x 27.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Lent by Mr. and Mrs. George W. Cherkis, L86.7.1. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, L86.7.1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Square base with slightly convex sides has mill-stamped band of chevrons along edge; base rises to short support with double-ringed band below bowl of compote. Base unscrews at this point. Circular dishes bowl has squared rim with slightly convex sides edged with mill-stamped band of chevron design. On each side of compote edge is perched a cast, chased cockatoo with wings spread. On front and rear edge are cast, applied branches with leaves and flowers. Surface of compote has "butler's" finish.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (74%)
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