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The fluted bowl of the compote is encircled with a wide rim decorated with a repousséd and chased grapevine and edged with an applied beaded band. A two-part stem joined by a rounded baluster curves into the domed base, which is ornamented with swirling repousséd and chased acanthus leaves. An...

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Inscription

None

Marks

Marked: "NEWELL HARDING / PURE COIN" in roman letters struck incuse on foot, below beaded edge.

Provenance

Purchased between the 1970s and 1990s by the donor.

Credit Line

Gift of Malcolm Parkes Hunt

about 1830–40

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 13.5 x 17.7 cm, 0.38 kg (5 5/16 x 6 15/16 in., 0.84 lb.)

Accession Number

1999.64.22

Medium or Technique

Coin silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware