Bombilla

probably 1850–1900


Object Place: Argentina

Dimensions

2 x 21.5 cm (13/16 x 8 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

41.412

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

William J. Fitzgerald Gallery (Gallery 135)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver

The strawlike cylinder has a pair of cast birds, two plain applied bands, and a flattened mouthpiece. A pierced shell forms the bulb.

Inscription

None.

Markings

None.

Provenance

Collected in Buenos Aires, Argentina, by Mr. and Mrs. Edmund P. Graves between 1898 and 1913.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen Graves, Mrs. Samuel Cabot and Mrs. Roger Ernst in memory of their father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Edmund P. Graves