04-09-2011 04-09-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2542B Boston
April 9, 2011 10:00AMCalender
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Gorham Sterling Medallion Butter Dish

$2,015$1,700
Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2542B Location: Boston Date / Time: April 09, 2011 10:00AM

Description:

Gorham Sterling Medallion Butter Dish, 1869, round, the domed lid with quadripartite ram's head finial, engraved with anthemia band, and with Vitruvian scroll rim, the base with two profile medallions of classical warriors on engraved leaftip and scroll band, with loop handles centered by Egyptian masks, interior with removable drainer, on short feet, ht. 6 1/4 in., approx. 19 troy oz.
Estimate $600-800

liner possibly plate (not included in weight listed). surface wear from cleaning, including loss of detail to the Egyptian masks. lid monogrammed with date 1869.

Keywords

head, Butter dish, Exonumia, Kitchenware, Medallion, Scroll, Vitruvian scroll