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Accession # 1994.58
Manufacturer Meriden Britannia Company
Title Plaque
Date ca. 1885
Medium Silverplate
Dimensions 13 3/4 x 13 5/8 x 4 3/8 in. (34.9 x 34.6 x 11.1 cm)
Marks Impressed on back of plaque: circle containing "MERIDEN [shield with scales] B. COMPANY" and below circle, "8300"; incised below these marks: "23 / #"
Credit Line Marie Bernice Bitzer Fund
Location Visible Storage: Case 22, Shelf H (Silver)
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.