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Monteith

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The crenelated detachable rim, rounded bowl, and domed foot of this raised monteith are decorated with an elaborate overall pattern of repousséd and chased flowers and foliage.

Inscription

"ALC" in entwined script, within a reserve of broken scrolls, engraved below rim. The Coolidge family crest, a griffin (a winged animal with a beak and birdlike forelegs, front proper right foot raised) on a torse, engraved within a second reserve of broken scrolls opposite monogram.

Marks

"S. KIRK & SON" in roman letters incuse, flanked at each end by "11 oz." within a rectangle, struck on base.

Provenance

Gift from Isabella Stewart Gardner to Anna Lyman Cabot and Joseph Randolph Coolidge III at the time of their marriage in 1913. By descent to Joseph Randolph Coolidge IV, the donor.

Credit Line

Gift of Joseph Randolph Coolidge IV

1868–96

Object Place

Baltimore, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 20.5 x 26.2 cm, 1.33 kg (8 1/16 x 10 5/16 in., 2.93 lb.)

Accession Number

1989.810

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware