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DATES ca. 1825
DIMENSIONS 5 1/2 x 7 1/8 x 7 1/8 in. (14.0 x 18.1 x 18.1 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Struck on bottom: "BASSETT" in rectangle with pseudo-hallmarks of eagle's head above and below.
CREDIT LINE Gift of The Wunsch Americana Foundation, Inc.
PROVENANCE Prior to 2023, provenance not yet documented; before 2023, acquired by the Wunsch Americana Foundation, New York, NY; December 29, 2023, gift of The Wunsch Americana Foundation, Inc. to the Brooklyn Museum.
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Hemispherical bowl with a collar comprising embossed half-round convex band below out-curving rim. Body sits on sloping pedestal foot terminating in short, horizontally reeded foot rim. Engraved on one side in script: JLB.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Attributed to Nehemiah Bassett (Maker) (active ca. 1795–1819). Bowl, ca. 1825. Silver, 5 1/2 x 7 1/8 x 7 1/8 in. (14.0 x 18.1 x 18.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of The Wunsch Americana Foundation, Inc., 2023.77.3. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2023.77.3.jpg)
IMAGE overall, CUR.2023.77.3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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