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Compote

about 1906
Designed by Mary Catherine Knight (American, 1876–1956), at Handicraft Shop (active 1901–1940)


Object Place: Massachusetts, Wellesley Hills or Boston

Dimensions

Overall: 12.7 x 27.9 cm (5 x 11 in.) Troy weight: 30 troy ounces

Accession Number

2012.456

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Lorraine and Alan Bressler Gallery (Gallery 222)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware

A footed, compote with a pierced and chased abstract floral decoration encircling the base, as well as a matching pierced and chased abstract floral decoration around the flared outer rim of the raised bowl. Hand hammered.

Markings

stamped on base: image of a knight on horseback, with letter "K" all within a square; "STERLING"

Provenance

About 1906/1907, in the collection of the artist or the Handicraft Shop, Boston [see note 1]. About 1907, purchased in Boston by a member of the Blanchard family, Boston; by descent to the Powell family, Asheville, NC; 2012, acquired from the Powell family by Bruce Johnson, Fletcher, NC; 2012, sold by Bruce Johnson to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 26, 2012)

NOTES:
[1] At this time it was shown at several exhibitions (Detroit Arts and Crafts Society, 1906; Boston Arts and Crafts Society, 1907).

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund