Overall: 7 5/8 x 9 1/4 x 9 3/4 in. (19.4 x 23.5 x 24.8 cm) Silver Weight: 45 oz (troy) 9.9 dwt (1415 g)
Wrought silver covered compote; shallow bowl (kylix) with a raised convex shoulder and applied, convex band rim; seated on a splayed pedestal foot with a die-rolled foliate band around the body joint, and a cast, applied geometric skirt and ring band around the center of the pedestal; cast, geometric band applied around the edge of the foot; pedestal screwed onto a square, stepped base with a cast, geometric and foliate band applied around the lower step; four cast paw feet with foliate scroll joints applied to each corner of the base; two cast, double-scroll foliate handles applied to the rim and to the lower body with acanthus leaf joints; domed cover, depressed in the center; pineapple finial screwed through the center of the dome; hallmarks stamped inside the lid; standard marks stamped on the base and pedestal. Removeable base attached with three screws.
Bequest of A. E. Gallatin
stamped: inside the lid: "J * F/ I" beneath a bid in a diamond, classical bust in a chamfered rectangle stamped: on the pedestal and base: classical busts in circles
This covered compote was a gift from the American Legation in Paris to Albert Gallatin (1761-1849), when he served as United States Minister to France, 1816-1823.
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