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Finger bowl

Object Number: 
1975.12b, h-j
Date: 
1883
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
each overall: 2 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. ( 6.4 x 14 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the bases: "C C S" in foliate script stamped: on the bases: "TIFFANY & Co/ 7818 M 7609/ STERLING-SILVER"
Description: 
Set of four wrought silver finger bowls; circular, bowl-shaped bodies with flared sides repoussé chased in high relief with birds perched among ferns and oak leaves; scalloped rims; gilt interiors; lightly gadrooned footrings; bases engraved, "C C S" in foliate script; makers' marks on the bases.
Gallery Label: 
Wedding gift to Mr. & Mrs. John Shults, Jr. in 1883. They are listed in Tiffany pattern books as, "Finger Bowl Fern to go with Dessert Plate."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Isabel Shults
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group