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Sides bulge out slightly from lip, then taper down to molded edge, the body resting on an applied slightly raised molded base. Applied handle is in shape of banded stalks with lotus blossoms near top joining to the body and at the bottom. Surface of body has grainy texture except for center...

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Inscription

"JG from LW / Feb. 27th 1876"

Marks

Lion holding cartouche with "W / STERLING / 121 / A"

Provenance

Given in 1876 to John Gilbert (1810 – 1889) by Lester Wallack (1819 – 1888); later history unknown until purchased in 1975 from Richard B. Pierce of Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts.

Credit Line

Marion Davis Fund

about 1876

Object Place

Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Dimensions

11 x 12.5 x 8.5 cm (4 5/16 x 4 15/16 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1975.670

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware