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Bowl And Liner (USA), late 19th century

This is a Bowl and liner. It was manufactured by Gorham Manufacturing Company. It is dated late 19th century and we acquired it in 1959. Its medium is raised, repoussé, chased silver, silver-plated metal (liner). It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Although made in Burma or India, this bowl was likely retailed by Gorham, who provided a liner to expand its functional possibilities for dining or display in a Western context. De Forest provided similar silver to Tiffany & Company, which they sold.

This object was donated by Mrs. Leo Wallerstein. It is credited Gift of Mrs. Leo Wallerstein.

  • Tray (India)
  • silver.
  • Gift of Ruth Friedman in memory of Harry G. Friedman.
  • 1966-3-6

Our curators have highlighted 8 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Waste Bowl, 1888
  • cast, chased, repoussé silver.
  • Gift of Mrs. Norris W. Harkness.
  • 1980-20-6

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 8.3 × 12.5 cm (3 1/4 × 4 15/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamped: The Gorham Co.

Cite this object as

Bowl And Liner (USA), late 19th century; Manufactured by Gorham Manufacturing Company (United States); raised, repoussé, chased silver, silver-plated metal (liner); H x diam.: 8.3 × 12.5 cm (3 1/4 × 4 15/16 in.); Gift of Mrs. Leo Wallerstein; 1959-72-4-a,b

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Passion for the Exotic: Lockwood de Forest, Frederic Church.

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