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Bonbon dishes (2)

Object Number: 
INV.14448a
Date: 
ca. 1900
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 7/8 × 7 1/8 × 3 1/2 in. (7.3 × 18.1 × 8.9 cm)
Marks: 
engraved: in the reserves: "L S G" in script
Description: 
One of a 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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Louise Stafford Gilder, 12/14/73
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group