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Tripod bowl

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The wide spun bowl has a gilded interior and is stamped with a scored rim. The bowl is supported on the backs of three stamped two-dimensional giraffes. The giraffes are balanced on small spheres with collars, which in turn stand on a flat ring. The bowl has a flat, doughnut-shaped base. The...

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Shaded, sans serif initials "M [pellet] W" are engraved on surface of circular foot.


Base is stamped, incuse, with "GORHAM" in roman letters; "EM." monogram; [lion passant] [anchor] [gothic letter "G"] / 62 / "STERLING" in sans serif lettering.


Early history unknown; purchased by the donor from Historical Design, Inc., New York City, October 1986 and made a gift to the museum in 1999.

Credit Line

The John Axelrod Collection

designed about 1928

Object Place

Providence, Rhode Island, United States


Overall: 9.3 x 11.2 cm (3 11/16 x 4 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver with gilt interior




Silver hollowware