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The egg-shaped gourd has a stamped and engraved silver fitting affixed to the upper third of the body. A silver handle, fitted to a fingerlike tendril of the gourd, extends to one side. The cast two-part handle extends upward, in a C shape, toward the rim. Decorated with foliate patterns, 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, 1875–1900

Object Place

Uruguay

Dimensions

10.5 x 10 x 7.8 cm (4 1/8 x 3 15/16 x 3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

41.389

Medium or Technique

Silver, nut

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware