Bonbon Dish

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Description
Art Nouveau, repoussé chased pentagonal dish with slightly convex, cinquefoil well; no footring. Flared sides and everted rim with downturned edge are segmented by five sinuous ribbons overrun by a wreath of wild roses open at one corner, leaving an empty reserve. No monogram. Underside of well struck incuse with circular mark for "THE VAN BERGH S.P.CO. (arched) / ROCHESTER, NY (curved)" enclosing "QUADRUPLE / PLATE", and "534" below. From a 7-piece set (one large and six small dishes) for serving bonbons ("sweets") or nuts, 1989.0184.11-.17.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1905
place made
United States: New York, Rochester
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
electroplated (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/2 in x 6 1/4 in; 3.81 cm x 15.875 cm
ID Number
1989.0184.11
catalog number
1989.0184.11
accession number
1989.0184
subject
Eating
Nuts
Sugar
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Data Source
National Museum of American History