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Caster

Caster
Caster
Title
Caster
Date 
ca. 1870
Medium 
Silver
Dimensions 
Overall: 6 1/4 x 2 3/4 in. ( 15.9 x 7 cm )
Description 
Wrought silver caster; baluster-shaped body, with an inverted-pear shaped lower body; seated on an applied, splayed foot with a die-rolled geometric leaf band around the edge; molded band applied around the contraflexure; chased vertical bands around the lower body with an applied bell flower garland and anthemions around the base; four repoussé chased pastoral scenes with cherubim in rectangles divided by bands of bell flowers around the upper body; wide incurved band applied around the rim; spherical cover with concave shoulders and a convex flange repoussé chased with bell flowers; foliate and trefoil pierce-work all over the cover; applied bellflower swag around the cover; circular, domed disk with circular pierce-work applied to the top; maker's marks stamped on the base.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Florence Rodgers Dietrich
Object Number 
1944.41ab
Marks 
stamped: on the base: three unidentifiable marks
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group