George Washington Maher (American, 1864-1926). <em>Pepper Caster</em>, ca. 1912. Silver, 4 1/4 x 1 7/8 x 1 7/8 in. (10.8 x 4.8 x 4.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Marie Bernice Bitzer Fund, 1993.78.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1993.78.2a-b.jpg)

Pepper Caster

Artist:George Washington MaherGorham Manufacturing Company

Medium: Silver

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1912

Dimensions: 4 1/4 x 1 7/8 x 1 7/8 in. (10.8 x 4.8 x 4.8 cm)


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

Accession Number: 1993.78.2

Image: 1993.78.2a-b.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Silver pepper caster; en suite with salt cellar (1993.78.1a-b). Tapering cylindrical form with domed top. Body divided into four panels separated by wide vertical raised bands. Opposing sides with identical decoration: centered entwined initials "EGK" overlaid by symmetrical piercing of four stylized flowers between vertical rows of small holes. Realistic up-turned open flower finial. CONDITION: Very good, light overall scratching.

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