Fruit Dish

Bail-handled, twelve-lobed, circular dish on a molded circular pedestal base with applied cast decoration of pendant grape clusters alternating with other fruits at the wavy rim and a continuous grapevine covering base; two intertwined grapevines form the crescent-shaped handle. Circular tag affixed to underside of well at one end is embossed "* ROGERS BROS. MFG CO. * / HARTFORD CONN. (in outer circle)" and "****** / EXTRA / HEAVY / PLATE. / ******* (in inner circle)". Underside of bowl struck incuse "1873."
Currently not on view
Object Name
dish, fruit
date made
1853 - 1861
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
overall: 9.4 cm x 29.5 cm x 11.4 cm; 3 11/16 in x 11 5/8 in x 4 1/2 in
overall: 4 7/8 in x 11 3/4 in x 12 1/8 in; 12.3825 cm x 29.845 cm x 30.7975 cm
place made
United States: Connecticut, Hartford
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Harriette Q. Gardner (Mrs. Daniel Gardner)
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