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The cast egg-shaped body with punched and engraved swagged decoration is supported by a tripod form of three cast legs having a strengthening ring. Two legs are chased; one is undecorated.

Inscription

“C. [floral device] B” in script engraved on body.

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

Spanish Colonial, 1800–1850

Object Place

Argentina

Dimensions

12.7 x 5.9 cm (5 x 2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

41.391

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware