Overall: 3 1/2 x 9 3/4 in. ( 8.9 x 24.8 cm )
Cast silver compote; circular, shallow, bowl-shaped body, depressed in the center and raised to a flared rim; sides have three rings of pierce-work, an hourglass shaped lattice at the rim, a chamfered square lattice in the center and a band of ovoid shapes nearest to the center; cast, applied reeded band around the rim with four applied shell and scroll motifs; engraved in the center, "L S G" in script; body seated on a domed pedestal and a splayed , pierced, lattice-work foot; reeded band with four shell and scroll motifs applied around the foot; maker's marks stamped on the base.
Gift of Louise Stafford Gilder, 12/14/73
engraved: center of the bowl: "L S G" in script stamped: on the base: lion passant in a chamfered square, an anchor in a shield, "G" in gothic script in a chamfered square over "F STERLING" beside a key, over "A5892"
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