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Curved steamed body, 4-sided, heavy moulding below long contracted neck. Flattened domed cover. On 4 claw-ball feet. Curved spout flat at back, with animal's head tip. Angular wooden handle. Cast parrot on ball, finial screwed to cover. Bands of floral repousse at base, above and below...

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Marks

mark of Lisbon, Portugal On bottom: crowned L in oval, IIAR in shaped punch.

Provenance

1941, gift of Miss Ellen Graves, Mrs. Samuel L. Cabot, and Mrs. Roger Ernst to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 8, 1941)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen Graves, Mrs. Samuel Cabot and Mrs. Roger Ernst in memory of their father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Edmund P. Graves

Portuguese (Lisbon), 19th century, about 1825–50

Object Place

Brazil

Dimensions

29.5 x 26.7 x 12.8 cm (11 5/8 x 10 1/2 x 5 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

41.427

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver, wooden handle

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver