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Compote

Maker:
William Gale and Son (active ca. 1850–58 and 1863–66)
Date:
ca. 1860
Geography:
Made in New York, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Overall: 9 1/2 x 10 7/16 in. (24.1 x 26.5 cm); 40 oz. 1 dwt. (1245.7 g) Lip: Diam. 9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm) Foot: Diam. 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm)
Classification:
Silver
Credit Line:
Purchase, Anonymous Gift, 1968
Accession Number:
68.114
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774
Inscription: engraved on side of bowl in script: James A. Patterson. (gothic lettering) / from / Maurice Faucon. / as a token of gratitude and esteem. / Dec. 25[superscript "th" over ".."] 1863.
engraved on opposite side of bowl in script: Elsie Randolph Patterson. (gothic lettering) / from / Her Father. / Dec. 5[superscript "th" over ".."] 1895.
lightly scratched on underside of foot: 44600 ; K570

Marking: stamped clockwise on underside of foot: W.GALE & SON / NEW[pellet]YORK / 925 STERLING / G & S (in rounded rectangle); [circle]; [lozenge with numerals in each point reading clockwise from top 1628]
James A. Patteson, 1863–1895; his daughter, Elsie Randolph Patteson, from 1895; Private Collection, New York, until 1968
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