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Fruit Stand

Fruit Stand

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Description
Clipped-corner square, colorless, frosted glass bowl on a bail-handled stand with four, incurved, looped supports ending in three-toed paw feet on a flared conforming base. Cast flowers decorate the supports and a winged putto holding a basket or bowl sits on the base in the middle of them. Plain-rimmed glass bowl or dish has a smooth interior and is cut with five stems of facets on each side. Underside of stand base is struck incuse with a circular mark for "WILCOX SILVER PLATE C\o." with crossed raising hammers at center and the number "0901" below.
Maker is Wilcox Silver Plate Co. of Meriden, CT. The firm was founded as Wilcox Britannia Co. in 1865, and changed its name to Wilcox Silver Plate Co. in 1867. It was one of the founding members of International Silver Co. in 1898; Insilco continued to use the Wilcox name and trademark until circa 1961 when the line was consolidated with E. G. Webster & Son (purchased by Insilco in 1928) into Webster-Wilcox.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
stand, fruit
date made
ca 1880
place made
United States: Connecticut, Meriden
Physical Description
silver plate (stand material)
glass (bowl material)
Measurements
overall: 9 in x 10 1/2 in x 8 5/8 in; 22.86 cm x 26.67 cm x 21.9075 cm
ID Number
DL.258633.0026
catalog number
258633.0026
accession number
258633
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. Eleanor F. Dolan
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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