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Description
Child's circular plate with eight Nouveau-style overlays on the everted rim alternating between front and back views of a girl in bonnet seated within a tulip-shaped arrangement of leaves atop a knotty trunk and holding the S-curved stem of a blooming flower. Engraved inscription across the shallow, flat well for "Elsie. / April 9\th (double underlined) / 1904. / From / Grandma M\c/Vitty." No foot ring. Well underside is struck incuse at top "Athenic" in gothic or Old English letters above Gorham trademark (lion passant facing right in clipped-corner square, anchor in shield, and gothic or Old English "G" in clipped-corner square), "STERLING" and "A2681"; and at bottom with an arched stamp for "THE BAILEY, BANKS & BIDDLE (arched) / COMPANY (straight)" enclosing "925 / 1000". Part of child's bowl and plate set, 1988.0762.02A-B.
Maker is Gorham Manufacturing Co. of Providence, RI, 1831-present. Retailed by Bailey, Banks & Biddle of Philadelphia, PA, 1832-present (originally Bailey & Kitchen, 1832-1841; Bailey & Co., 1851-1878; Bailey, Banks & Biddle, 1878-present).
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1904
inscribed date
1904-04-09
associated date
1904-04-09
maker
Gorham Manufacturing Company
place made
United States: Rhode Island, Providence
place retailed
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1/2 in x 7 3/4 in; 1.27 cm x 19.685 cm
ID Number
1988.0762.02B
catalog number
1988.0762.02B
accession number
1988.0762
Credit Line
Bequest of Elsie Howland Quinby in memory of Mrs. Duncan Cameron (through Woodson P. Houghton, Dr. Richard H. Howland, and Donald Lewis Wright)
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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