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Compote (Maggie Mitchell & Fanny Davenport)

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CULTURE American
  • Place Manufactured: United States
  • DATES ca. 1883
    DIMENSIONS 12 1/2 x 7 3/4 x 7 3/4 in. (31.8 x 19.7 x 19.7 cm)  (show scale)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 40.252a-b
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Colorless glass compote (a) with lid (b). Bowl of compote round with straight, flaring sides supported on stem with bulbous center and round base with radiating facets. On opposing sides of bowl, molded bust portraits of the actresses Maggie Mitchell (with derby hat) and Fanny Davenport (with hand to her face); in between portraits, opposing identical decorative motifs with seashell. Fitted domed lid with same decorations (portraits and seashell motif) around sides, ring of stars around top and squat, urn-shaped finial.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CAPTION American. Compote (Maggie Mitchell & Fanny Davenport), ca. 1883. Glass, 12 1/2 x 7 3/4 x 7 3/4 in. (31.8 x 19.7 x 19.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription, 40.252a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 40.252a-b_bw_Justin_van_Soest_photograph.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 40.252a-b_bw_Justin_van_Soest_photograph.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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