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DATES ca. 1875
DIMENSIONS 6 1/4 x 13 x 11 in. (15.9 x 33 x 27.9 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Stamped on bottom in center: "TIFFANY & CO / 3562 MAKERS 4751 / STERLING SILVER / 925-1000 / M"
CREDIT LINE Lent by Mr. and Mrs. George W. Cherkis
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Square base with slightly convex sides has mill-stamped band of chevrons along edge; base rises to short support with double-ringed band below bowl of compote. Base unscrews at this point. Circular dishes bowl has squared rim with slightly convex sides edged with mill-stamped band of chevron design. On each side of compote edge is perched a cast, chased cockatoo with wings spread. On front and rear edge are cast, applied branches with leaves and flowers. Surface of compote has "butler's" finish.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Tiffany & Company (American, founded 1853). Compote, ca. 1875. Silver, 6 1/4 x 13 x 11 in. (15.9 x 33 x 27.9 cm). Lent by Mr. and Mrs. George W. Cherkis, L86.7.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, L86.7.1.jpg)
IMAGE overall, L86.7.1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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