each overall: 2 7/8 x 7 1/8 x 3 1/2 in. ( 7.3 x 18.1 x 8.9 cm )
Pair of wrought silver bonbon dishes; oval, boat-shaped bodies with raised and flared, scalloped rims; foliate, trefoil and circular pierce work around the rims; each dish seated on four cast, pad feet with shell and flower legs; two cast c-scroll and flower handles applied to opposite sides of each rim; bodies all over repoussé chased with shell designs around the bases, floral bands below the rims with bow-knot floral garlands dropped at the ends, and foliate scroll cartouches engraved, "L S G" in script on the sides; unidentified maker's marks stamped on the bases.
Gift of Louise Stafford Gilder, 12/14/73
engraved: in the reserves: "L S G" in script
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