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The elliptical bowl has a bezel setting to receive a conforming curved lid, which is ornamented with tall intertwined giraffe handles. Bowl handles are made of chased and saw-cut forms resembling marsh grasses; the base features repousséd crocodiles, elephant heads, and marsh grasses. Gilding...

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Inscription

None.

Marks

“[thistle] / STERLING [in incuse sans-serif letters] / R A BUTLER [within shaped cartouche] / NY / 1990” struck on underside. “RAB [within shaped cartouche] / STERLING [in incuse sans-serif letters] / [thistle]” struck inside lid.

Provenance

Commissioned by the Museum from the artist in November 1988; completed in 1990

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated anonymously

Copyright

copyright of Robert A. Butler 1990

1990

Object Place

Northeast, New York, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 21.6 x 31.8 x 20.3 cm (8 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 8 in.)

Accession Number

1990.604a-b

Medium or Technique

Silver, gilt

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware