Kennard & Jenks (1875–1880). <em>Tazza</em>, ca. 1878. Silver, height: 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm); diameter: 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, A. Augustus Healy Fund, Carll H. de Silver Fund and Gift of Daniel Morris and Denis Gallion, 1990.194.8. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1990.194.8_bw.jpg)


Artist:Kennard & JenksTheodore B. Starr

Medium: Silver

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1878

Dimensions: height: 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm); diameter: 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm)


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

Accession Number: 1990.194.8

Image: 1990.194.8_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Tazza, silver. Circular dished plate modeled in the form of a woven basket draped with folded, fringed linen cloth. Linen "napkin" in center of plate engraved with damask-like pattern of a border with interlocking scrolls circling stylized blossoms; inner border of checkerboard design; field with vine, leaves, berries and blossoms. Plate sits on short, circular, slightly domed foot with plain molded foot rim and reeded band at juncture with plate. CONDITION - Normal wear and scratches. Especially several long, thin scratches across surface of napkin. Tiny nicks to rim.

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