Fruit Stand

Fruit Stand

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Description
Shallow, colorless, pressed glass bowl on a circular stand with slender shaft and low-domed base on four, cast, triangular or wedge-shaped feet, each relief-decorated with a small bird in flight. Plain-rimmed, round-bottom bowl or dish has a smooth interior and a textured exterior with circular projection that fits into circular depression on stand. Underside of stand base is struck incuse "BRIDGEPORT SILVER CO" arranged in a circle around a beehive with iron cross at bottom, "[D]OUBLE PLATE", and "1004".
Maker is Bridgeport Silver Co. of Bridgeport, CT; circa 1880-1884.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
stand, fruit
date made
ca 1880-1884
place made
United States: Connecticut, Bridgeport
Physical Description
silver plate (stand material)
glass (bowl material)
Measurements
overall: 7 1/8 in x 8 7/8 in; 18.0975 cm x 22.5425 cm
ID Number
DL.66.0279
catalog number
66.0279
accession number
263347
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Steven T. Myers
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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