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The egg-shaped vessel has a large faceted pattern at the neck and broad foliate band across the center. Three volutes spring from a short baluster and support the bowl. The domed, splayed, circular base supports the whole.

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

1850–1900

Object Place

probably Buenos Aires, Argentina

Dimensions

21 x 9.4 x 3.4 cm (8 1/4 x 3 11/16 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

41.399

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware