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Kirk "Repousse" 11 oz. Standard Crested Round Silver Bowl c. 1880

Kirk "Repousse" 11 oz. Standard Crested Round Silver Bowl c. 1880
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Standing 2 1/4" high on a rimmed base that is 3 1/4" across, and having a top diameter of 5", this round bowl weighs 6.1 T. oz.

It is stamped "S. Kirk & Son" in italics on the underside, which is a mark that Rainwater in "Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers" dates 1880-90. It is also imprinted with the peculiar-to-Baltimore "11 oz." standard, which designates silver content more than coin and less than sterling.

The entire surface save for a reserve area that is engraved with a "winged griffin over a shield with four shells" crest, is repousse, rendered in a flower, leaf, fruit, and vegetable design.

All hand formed, the work is intricately wrought and set against a stippled background, and is the signature style for which Kirk was, and remains, known.

There is a reinforced, plain band, rim around the top edge.

In excellent estate condition, the piece sits evenly, retains its round shape, and is free of dents or bends. The finish is bright and even, showing only light surface scratches and some faint mottling in the interior base.

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