Gorham Manufacturing Company (1865–1961). <em>Bowl</em>, ca. 1881. Silver, copper, brass, 3 x 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (7.6 x 21.6 x 21.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George J. Hecht, by exchange, 88.117. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 88.117_bw.jpg)


Artist:Gorham Manufacturing Company

Medium: Silver, copper, brass

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1881

Dimensions: 3 x 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (7.6 x 21.6 x 21.6 cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor


Accession Number: 88.117

Image: 88.117_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Circular bowl with sloping, in-curving sides sits on short ring foot of 3" diameter. Lower portion of bowl finished with hammer marks; upper section of bowl has broad band of pattern comprising three rows of alternating squares with rosette or receding squares in interior; above this is narrower band of pendant semi-circular discs with rosette interiors, pendant palmette between each. Applied to front of bowl is a three-dimensional branch of cherries and leaves (which overlap rim of bowl) in copper except one cherry and one twig in brass; a small long-beaked bird with wings spread perches in branch. To the right of branch is applied copper insect; to the left of branch is applied fly of brass with copper wings. Traces of gilt on interior of bowl. CONDITION: Normal wear; minor dents to cherries. Gilt interior nearly worn away.

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