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Waste Bowl

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
  • Place Manufactured: New York, New York, United States
  • DATES ca. 1820
    DIMENSIONS 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm) Other (Diameter of Top): 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS "W. Thomson"
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. Chester Dale
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION William Thomson (1809-1845). Waste Bowl, ca. 1820. Silver, 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Chester Dale, 64.76.2. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE group, 64.76.1_64.76.2_64.76.3_64.76.4_acetate_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Part of four-piece service. Round bulbous bowl on foot with lip flaring in and curving out to form overhang. A repeating repoussé band of bundles of wheat forms border around top and bottom of foot. The repoussé band around lip repeats the following motives: bundles of wheat, beehives, water mill, haystack cover, scythe and hatchel, rake and plow, homestead, wagon, and windmill. CONDITION: Dented on bowl, lip and base bent.
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    Waste Bowl