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Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Silver-plate
DATES ca. 1885
DIMENSIONS 9 x 8 x 5 1/2 in. (22.9 x 20.3 x 14 cm)
MARKINGS on bottom: impressed "(Lion logo in center of circle) MERIDEN SILVER Plate CO. QUADRUPLE PLATE" "461"; etched "20cl/2WM"
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 Bequest of Marie Bernice Bitzer, by exchange
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Pitcher, silverplate, ovoid body raised on splayed highly polished foot with wide cylindrical neck, broad spout and robust C-shaped handle applied near rim and mid-point of body. Narrow horizontal beaded band at mid-point of body. Overall dense leafy molded pattern on darkly patinated stippled ground interspersed with large gilded dragonflies, butterflies and humming birds. Horizontal band at transition to neck with molded turtle, lobster, lizard, bat, crab and frog against a gilt grid ground. Highly polished handle with two studded bands framing patinated narrow channels. CONDITION: Very good; gold plating intact; interior slightly tarnished.
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