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Small spun, hand-hammered vessel having straight sides that extend outward before curving inward at shoulder. Short neck on vessel receives detachable, friction-fitted cover. Body of vessel bears three bands of repousse decoration. The lowest and largest section consists of broad vertical...

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Marks

Marked "G.P. K." incuse on base with assorted numbers and letters on base, including "#8" and "K"/

Provenance

Purchased by the seller from ARK Antiques, New Haven, Connecticut, in 1986, who reportedly acquired it through a source in Marblehead, Massachusetts; purchased by the Museum in 1997.

Credit Line

Gift of The Seminarians

about 1897

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

12.06 cm (4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1997.177

Medium or Technique

Spun copper with tin or silver lining, repoussed and chased

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Metalwork