Norse Revival style or Dragestil bowl with squat, bulbous sides and wide opening; gilt-washed interior. Four, equidistant, cast and applied plaques are set within the chased and repousse band of interlaced scrollwork around the body; they depict a king, an archbishop, a queen, and the coat of arms of Trondheim, which shows an archbishop in a church archway at left blessing a crowned king holding scales in a castle archway at right, a large arch and three male heads are below. A geometric band of triangles and arcs encrcles the flat bottom. Bottom underside struck incuse "J. SMEJDA (arched) / 8.30 / TRONDHJEM (curved)" in sans serif letters in an oval outline.
Maker is Josef Sejda (1870-1934) of Trondhjem or Trondheim, Norway.
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Physical Description
silver (overall material)
gold (gilt wash material)
overall: 3 1/2 in x 8 in; 8.89 cm x 20.32 cm
overall: 3 1/2 in x 8 in; 8.89 cm x 20.32 cm
place made
Norge: Sør-Trøndelag, Trondheim
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Mary Maxwell
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