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The egg-shaped gourd has a silver mount covering its upper third, including the rim. A two-part cast foliate handle, surmounted by a swan, is mounted on a tendril of the gourd, at right angles to the bowl. A second artist may have chased the lower silver mount depicted as a leafy form. The whole...

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Inscription

None.

Marks

"ESPERANTI" in rectangle on lower mount.

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

about 1820, with additions 1827-55

Object Place

Buenos Aires, Argentina (additions)

Object Place

possibly Uruguay

Dimensions

22.2 x 9.7 x 3.1 cm (8 3/4 x 3 13/16 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

41.394

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware