Bowl

Object Number: 
1997.4b
Date: 
1915
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 x 5 in. ( 7.6 x 12.7 cm )
Marks: 
Inscriptions: engraved on the base: "Eugene Hoffman Walker/ from/ Hoffman Nickerson/ March 28th 1915" in script Retailer's marks: stamped on the base: "TIFFANY & Co./ 5472H MAKERS 17313/ STERLING SILVER/ 925-1000/ M/ 1 1/4 PINTS"
Description: 
Cast and seamed silver bowl from a child's breakfast set; deep-bowl shaped body seated on a stepped and molded foot; repoussé chase band depicting a parade of children playing musical instruments applied below the reeded rim; engraved on the base, "Eugene Hoffman Walker/ from/ Hoffman Nickerson/ March 28th 1915" in script; makers' marks on the base.
Gallery Label: 
Silver breakfast sets were a popular christening gift during the early years of this century, and New York's Tiffany and Company catered heavily to this demand. This silver set was presented to Eugene Walker by his godfather, Hoffman Nickerson. Mr. Walker was born in New York City in 1915 to John B. Walker and Mai Elmendorf Hackstaff.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Eugene Hoffman Walker
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group