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Caster

Object Number: 
1941.999ab
Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 7/8 x 2 1/4 in. ( 12.4 x 5.7 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: in the cartouche: "Sophie/ to her/ Mother" in script stamped: on the base: eagle, conforming over, "NEW-YORK" in a rectangle over, "W.F" in a rectangle
Description: 
Wrought silver caster; baluster-shaped body, with an inverted-pear shaped lower body; seated on an applied, stepped splayed foot with a stamped bell flower footring; scroll and shell design chased below the contraflexure; chased cartouche in the center of the upper body with a chased band of flowers around the sides; cartouche engraved, "Sophie/ to her/ Mother" in script; applied, stepped band around the rim; high, domed cover with circular pierce-work all over; plain, applied, molded flange around the bottom; cast knob finial applied to the top; maker's marks stamped on the base.
Gallery Label: 
"Sophie" is Sophie Windle.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Adelaide Milton de Groot
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group