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Lot 0962
Fine Philadelphia Neoclassical Coin Silver Ewer

first quarter 19th century, by Simon Chaudron (1758-1846), the ovoid body decorated with a finely chased palmette-band calyx and leaf-and-dart banded shoulder, with displayed eagle and laurel cartouche and palmette-mantled paterae, the waisted collar with integral spout and decorated with repousse palmette and anthemion, the hinged lid with applied leaf-and-laurel finial, the steeply arched flat handle with applied snake mounted to a large patera at the rim and an acanthus-frond-crested ram's masque on the body, the whole raised above a steeply domed chased acanthus-banded foot on a square plinth, with milled leaf-and-dart, annulated, laurel and ovolo banding throughout, the cartouche engraved "AMC" and "a Gift of Gratitude".
h. 12-5/8", l. 8-1/2", dia. 7"; 60.20 t. oz.

Literature: A nearly identical ewer by Chaudron was shown in the 1993-1994 exhibition Classical Taste in America 1800-1840 in Baltimore, Charlotte and Houston, item number 114., and is illustrated in the exhibition catalogue by Wendy A. Cooper, Classical Taste in America 1800-1840 (New York: Abbeville Press for the Baltimore Museum of Art, 1993), p. 150.

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Fine Philadelphia Neoclassical Coin Silver Ewer

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