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Made entirely of silver, the bowl has an egg-shaped form that was fashioned in two parts; a geometric band hides the solder marks. A small baluster stem is supported by three grotesqueries held together by a small ring, to which they are soldered.

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

Spanish Colonial, 1850–1900

Object Place

Argentina

Dimensions

18.2 x 8.3 x 2.6 cm (7 3/16 x 3 1/4 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

41.397

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware