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Punch bowl

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The large hand-raised vessel has a trumped foot soldered to a broad bowl with an everted riom. Both the rim and the foot have a meandering scalloped edge rienfored wtih an applied flat exterior rim. Repoused and chased floral decoration throughout features California poppies and trailing vines....

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"POLO / CHALLENGE TROPHY [in repoussed Art Nouveau-style lettering] / PRESENTED BY [engraved capitals] / WILLIAM J. AND FRANK G. HOGAN [repouseed lettering] / PASADENA / CAL [engraved]" inscribed on one side of vessel. "WON / BY [in repoussed lettering]" above a blank reserve on other side


"STERLING / HAND CHASED BY / CLEMENS FRIEDELL / PASADENA" engraved on edge of foot. "STERLING / HAND CHASED BY / CLEMENS FRIEDELL / PASADENA / CAL." struck in reverse on isde of bowl.


Made about 1912 as the Hogan Challenge Polo Trophy, Pasadena, California, and awarded, in all likelihood, to Frank Braun. Probably the "huge punch bowl" exhibited by Friedell at the Panama-California Exhibition in San Diego in 1915. Consigned to a recent Los Angeles auction by Braun's granddaughter, and acquired there by the dealer, Argentum Antiques, San Francisco, California. Exhibited at the Philadelphia Antiques Show, April 2003.

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Museum purchase with funds donated anonymously, and from Shirley and Walter Amory, John and Catherine Coolidge Lastavica, H.E. Bolles Fund, Michaelson Family Trust, James G. Hinkle, Jr. and Roy Hammer, Robert Rosenberg, Sue Schenck, Grace and Floyd Lee Bell Fund, and Miklos Toth

about 1912

Object Place

Pasadena, California

Place Depicted

Pasadena, California


Other: 36.2 x 45.1 cm (14 1/4 x 17 3/4 in.)

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Silver hollowware