Overall: 2 1/2 x 15 3/4 x 10 3/8 in. ( 6.4 x 40 x 26.4 cm )
Wrought silver serving dish; shallow, ovoid four-leaf-clover shaped body on four cast acanthus and scroll feet; chased cartouche and scroll decoration around the sides of the body with the initials, "E E G" engraved in the center; applied, scalloped, foliate chased rim; two applied and chased handles on the sides; makers' marks on the base.
Gift of Louise Stafford Gilder, 12/14/73
engraved: in the center: "E E G" in script stamped: on the base: "S. KIRK & SON/ 925/___/1000"
EEG is Emma Elizabeth Gilder (b. 1861), the aunt of the donor (Louise S. Gilder). Emma was a sister of Louise's father, William Howard Gilder (b. 1857, Maryland).
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