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The spherical vessel is raised in two halves and overlapped horizontally at the center. The overlapping half is engraved with a band of vertical decoration at the edge and soldered to the lower portion. The rim of the bowl is flanked by two cast rhinoceri. Four wires spring from the base of the...

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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, 1800–1850

Object Place

Chile or Cuyo, Argentina

Dimensions

17.9 x 12.1 x 3.6 cm (7 1/16 x 4 3/4 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

41.400

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware