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Circular bowl with cast rim of intertwined wild rose branches, rounded sides that straighten at base, and boss bottom with flat gutter; no foot ring. Gilt-washed interior. Bottom underside struck incuse with two sets of marks facing inward, an "L" in crescent motif above "J.E.CALDWELL & Co" and "STERLING" above "433"; "16710" is scratched to left of L-and-crescent mark. One of two bowls, DL*61.0315A-B.
Probably made by Lebkuecher & Co. (Arthur E. Lebkuecher, Frank A. Lebkuecher, and Charles C. Wientge), of Newark, NJ, 1896-1918 (named Francis A. Lebkuecher & Co.,1912-1918) for retail by J.E. Caldwell & Co. of Philadelphia, PA; business founded in 1839 by James Emmot Caldwell but name and mark adopted 1848. Lebkuecher was acquired by The Eleder Co. in 1918, which became the Eleder-Hickok Co. in 1922, also located in Newark. Eleder-Hickok used the Lebkuecher mark as its own until it merged in the mid 1930s with the Matthews Co. to become Hickok-Matthews Co.; mark apparently discontinued at that time.
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Object Name
date made
ca 1900
place made
United States: New Jersey, Newark
place retailed
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
gold (gilt wash material)
overall: 2 1/4 in x 4 5/8 in; 5.715 cm x 11.7475 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Lucinda de Leftwich Templin, Ph.D., in memory of Ella Rice Templin
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Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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