Compote

Object Number: 
1947.15
Date: 
1860-1865
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 1/4 x 10 3/8 in. ( 23.5 x 26.4 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: front center: "H C C/ from/ W C W" stamped: on base: "TIFFANY & Co/ ENGLISH STERLING/ 925-1000/ 20/ 550 BROADWAY/ G1258G" engraved: reverse center: "June 13th../ 1866"
Description: 
Wrought and cast silver compote; deep, circular, bowl-shaped body on a high pedestal; bowl curves in below the applied, stamped, lyre rim; four cast, female masks with scallop shell headdresses applied to the rim; gadrooned band around the top of the vertically inscribed pedestal which tapers to a reeded ring above the foot; molded, stepped foot with engraved foliate decoration around the base of the pedestal and gadrooning around the base; front center of the body engraved, "H C C/ from/ W C W;" reverse engraved, "June 13th../ 1866" in gothic script; gilt interior; makers' marks on the base.
Gallery Label: 
Given to Helen Chauncey Cryder by her husband William Wetmore Cryder on June 13, 1866, the occasion of their second wedding anniversary.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Henry Chauncey Cryder
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group