Egg Stand

Egg Stand

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Description
Eight-egg stand or server consisting of an octafoil or eight-lobed tray with piercework gallery on eight scroll-bordered feet that holds eight, six-petaled, tulip-or lily-shaped egg cups with gilt-washed interiors; central shaft topped by a stirrup-shaped handle is fitted with a circular spoon holder notched for eight spoons and is engraved with a shaded gothic or Old English "A" and six fiddle egg spoons with spatulate or inverted ovoid bowls. Cups are fixed in place on tray by vertical rods that fit into their pedestal bases. No marks. Tarnished. Gilding worn. Two spoons missing.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
stand, egg
date made
1875-1900
place made
United Kingdom: England, Sheffield, Sheffield
Physical Description
silver plate (stand, cups material)
gold (gilt wash inside cups material)
copper (gilt wash on spoons material)
Measurements
overall, tray: 10 5/8 in x 10 1/2 in; 26.9875 cm x 26.67 cm
overall, cups, each: 2 3/4 in x 2 7/8 in; 6.985 cm x 7.3025 cm
overall, spoons, each: 1/2 in x 4 5/8 in x 1 in; 1.27 cm x 11.7475 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
DL.300471
catalog number
300471
accession number
61510
Credit Line
Gift of Charlotte Ellis Danforth in memory of J. Lewis Ellis and Olive M. Ellis
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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