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Chocolate cup (jícara)

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The cast tripod base has a clawlike foot that passes through a central baluster knop as well as cast and chased leaves that grace the base of the bowl; the whole is bolted to base. A silver band encircles the rim and is secured with a few small flat-headed nails.

Inscription

None.

Marks

None.

Provenance

Collected in Buenos Aires, Argentina, by Mr. and Mrs. Edmund P. Graves between 1898 and 1913.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen Graves, Mrs. Samuel Cabot and Mrs. Roger Ernst in memory of their father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Edmund P. Graves

1800–50

Place Depicted

South America, possibly Peru

Dimensions

15.1 x 8.5 x 5.2 cm (5 15/16 x 3 3/8 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

41.403

Medium or Technique

Silver mounted coconut shell

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware