Gorham Manufacturing Company (1865-1961). <em>Compote</em>, ca. 1868. Silver, 8 3/4 x 9 x 9 in. (22.2 x 22.9 x 22.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund, 87.180. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 87.180_bw.jpg)


Artist:Gorham Manufacturing Company

Medium: Silver

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1868

Dimensions: 8 3/4 x 9 x 9 in. (22.2 x 22.9 x 22.9 cm)



Accession Number: 87.180

Image: 87.180_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Circular stepped foot engraved with band of Native American-style chevrons and band of native scene in style of native narrative depicting warriors, horse, fallen man, two women with skulls. Above the base on a circular platform is a crouching figure of an Indian maiden in patterned tunic with arms upraised to support shallow circular compote bowl with molded rim and gilt interior; in the center of the bowl is a stylized circular engraved design. Compote bowl attached to stem at disc above the head of the figure, screwed on with three beaded screws with flattened bell finials. CONDITION: Overall good but with normal wear, especially to bowl. Numerous scratches on interior of bowl, gilding worn. Numerous pinpoint dents from outside bowl towards interior.

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