Meriden Britannia Company (1852-1898). <em>Plaque</em>, ca. 1885. Silverplate, 13 3/4 x 13 5/8 x 4 3/8 in. (34.9 x 34.6 x 11.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Marie Bernice Bitzer Fund, 1994.58. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1994.58.jpg)


Artist:Meriden Britannia Company

Medium: Silverplate

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1885

Dimensions: 13 3/4 x 13 5/8 x 4 3/8 in. (34.9 x 34.6 x 11.1 cm)


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


Accession Number: 1994.58

Image: 1994.58.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Plaque in shape of large shallow bowl with hammered interior surface and applied castings of birds in a tree. This sculptural group consists of a curving branch with leaves and blossoms, a small nest with bird along the bottom edge, and another bird with outstretched wings perched above; attached with screws to plaque. Plaque intended to be hung on wall. Condition: Good; there appear to be two repaired (soldered) breaks on branches; some scratches around interior of bowl; missing screw on back.

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