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Punch bowl (set with ladle)

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This raised bowl exhibits a chased swirling image of sea life, with waves, fish, seaweed, and other aquatic elements. The rim is encircled with a cast silver border imitating coral and applied shells, crabs, and seaweed. Similar ornamentation appears on the raised and soldered foot. Two large...

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Marks

Marked on base with a stamped lion passant, anchor, and gothic "G" letter, each within a shaped cartouche; 1980 stamped incuse; below which is a scratched [box form] X E; STERLING / and the incuse stamped head of a wolf.

Provenance

By 1980, with Firestone and Parsons, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts; 1980, purchased from Firestone and Parsons by the MFA

Credit Line

Edwin E. Jack Fund

1885

Object Place

Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 25.7 x 38.7 x 17.8 x 23.5 cm (10 1/8 x 15 1/4 x 7 x 9 1/4 in.) Other: 3500 gm

Accession Number

1980.383

Medium or Technique

Silver, gilding

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware