Bowl

Description
Parcel-gilt, six-lobed circular sheet silver bowl with high-relief repousse chased clusters of fruit, including pomegranates, grapes, plums or peaches and other stone fruits, adorning the gold washed well and all lobes; no foot. Raised bead border around well. Well interior is struck incuse "800" next to a combined crescent moon and imperial crown (Reichsmark), a superimposed "GF" in six-pointed star and a "V" and three pierced hearts motif in circle. Three pseudo-hallmarks at rim interior of a crowned pinecone motif, superimposed "GF" in six-pointed star, and a fleur-de-lis motif in diamond or lozenge.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bowl
date made
ca 1900
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
gold (interior wash material)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/8 in x 6 1/4 in; 2.8575 cm x 15.875 cm
place made
Deutschland: Hessen, Hanau
ID Number
DL*368731
catalog number
368731
accession number
107929
See more items in
Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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