Plate

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
Object Name
plate
date made
ca 1904
inscribed date
1904-04-09
associated date
1904-04-09
maker
Gorham Manufacturing Company
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1/2 in x 7 3/4 in; 1.27 cm x 19.685 cm
place made
United States: Rhode Island, Providence
place retailed
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
1988.0762.02B
catalog number
1988.0762.02B
accession number
1988.0762
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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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