Gorham Manufacturing Company (1865–1961). <em>Pepper Shaker</em>, ca. 1881. Copper, silver, 2 x 3 1/2 x 21/4 in.  (5.1 x 8.9 x 5.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund, 1998.3.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 1998.3.1_1998.3.2a-b.jpg)

Pepper Shaker

Artist:Gorham Manufacturing Company

Medium: Copper, silver

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1881

Dimensions: 2 x 3 1/2 x 21/4 in. (5.1 x 8.9 x 5.7 cm)


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


Accession Number: 1998.3.2

Image: 1998.3.1_1998.3.2a-b.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Copper and silver pepper shaker with silver stopper. Patinated copper alloy body realistically modeled as a three-lobed quince supported on its side by a short length of copper stem. Sprouting from the stem are two silver leaves, one large, one small, that wrap partially around the body. Silver stopper: On the front surface of quince in the form of a blossom with five petals; this is removable for filling shaker and is pierced with small holes. CONDITION: Wear and discoloration to patination. Small dents on upper lobes of fruit and one small dent on bottom lobe.

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