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Pickle jar and stand

Object Number: 
1935.158a-c
Date: 
ca. 1870-1880
Medium: 
Silver plate, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 3/4 x 6 x 3 1/2 in. ( 22.2 x 15.2 x 8.9 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on the base of the stand: "MF'D % PLATED BY/ REED & BARTON/ 557"
Description: 
Cut and etched glass pickle jar with a cast and seamed silver plated stand; cylindrical jar with the base cut in the shape of a sixteen pointed star; convex shoulders with a short cylindrical neck and a flat lip; demi-ovals cut around the bottom of the jar; band of ovals with foliate scrolls below and dots above etched around the upper portion of the jar; bublbous, circular stopper lid with a circular depression in the center and an etched band of ovals around the edge; seated in a cylindrical stand formed of two rings, bottom ring with applied base, with three cast, Classical Roman soldiers bust medallions between; upper ring has an applied, scalloped apron; two caast, squared c-handles applied to the sides of the stand; stand applied to three cast, turned legs; legs applied to a stepped circular base; makers' marks on the base of the stand.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Isabella Vaché Cox
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group