Table bell

Object Number: 
INV.14454
Date: 
ca. 1900
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 3/4 x 2 1/4 in. ( 12.1 x 5.7 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: front center: "E E G" in script stamped: around rim: "S" in a winged circle besides, "STERLING 1634"
Description: 
Cast silver table bell; funnel-shaped body with an applied triangular handle deorated with beading in the center and along the sides; handle topped with a demi-pine cone and foliate scrolls; wire clapper with a ball on the end; engraved on the front of the body, "EEG" in script; maker's marks around the rim.
Gallery Label: 
EEG is Emma Elizabeth Gilder (b. 1861), the aunt of the donor (Louise S. Gilder). Emma was a sister of Louise's father, William Howard Gilder (b. 1857, Maryland).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Louise Stafford Gilder, 12/14/73
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group