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The shallow, oval, raised bowl of the compote has an undulating rim with a rounded applied band and sits on a spool-type pedestal with a wide oval foot. Large butterflies of indeterminate species (possibly a swallowtail butterfly, family Papilionidae), with stamped details, perch upon the ends...

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Inscription

“June 25, 1875” and “June 20th 1964” in script engraved beneath each end of elliptical bowl. Crest is the head of a panther on a coronet, engraved within a reserve on side of bowl

Marks

“S. Kirk & Son” in italic letters and “11.oz” both struck incuse on base. Ada Mark X

Provenance

Descended through the Lemaire family to Anne Johnson Matthews, who bequeathed it in June 1953 to the donor.

Credit Line

Gift of Anne Seddon Rutherfoord Lemaire

1880–90

Object Place

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Dimensions

19.5 x 36.2 x 19 cm (7 11/16 x 14 1/4 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1996.263

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware