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Overall: 7.6 x 9.8 cm (3 x 3 7/8 in.)
Weight: .22 kg
Gift of Victoire Rankin in honor of Stephen Harrison's great service 2021.121.b
The decoration on this coffee urn was achieved through a technique known as "repoussé" in which the design was hammered into relief from behind.
Samuel Kirk was a leading American silversmith in the early 19th century whose Baltimore studio had became a major American silver company that thrived throughout the middle of the 20th century. This cover is part of a large, impressive coffee urn. This highly decorated example was considered the ultimate in Samuel Kirk silver and was largely made by hand.
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