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    Favrile Vase with Stand

    Louis Comfort Tiffany, designer
    American, 1848-1933
    Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company, manufacturer
    American, active 1892-1932
    Favrile Vase with Stand, ca. 1900
    Glass and bronze
    Height: 37.2 cm (14 5/8 inches)
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph K. Ott 83.160

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    Coffin of Nesmin

    Unknown artist, Egyptian
    Coffin of Nesmin, ca.250 BCE
    Wood, gesso, gilding, and colored glass
    Length: 179.1 cm (70 1/2 inches)
    Museum Appropriation and Mary B. Jackson Funds 38.206.2

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    Pyx

    Unknown artist, French
    Pyx, 13th Century
    Copper; gilding; champleve enamel
    Height: 8.9 cm (3 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Murray S. Danforth 30.011

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    Cubic coffee service

    Erik Magnussen, designer
    Danish, 1884-1961
    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American, Providence, 1831-
    Cubic coffee service, 1927
    Silver with gilding and ivory
    24.1 x 54.6 x 34 cm (9 1/2 x 21 1/2 x 13 3/8 inches) (overall)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.488

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    The Monkey Band | Affenkapelle

    Johann Joachim Kändler, modeler
    German, 1706-1775
    Peter Reinicke, modeler
    German, 1715-1768
    Meissen Porcelain Manufactory
    German, 1710-present
    The Monkey Band | Affenkapelle, ca. 1753
    Porcelain with enamels, glaze, and gilding
    Height: 17.5 cm (6 7/8 inches) (overall)
    Bequest of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 55.169

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    Ice Bowl

    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American, Providence, 1831-
    Ice Bowl, ca. 1875
    Silver and gilding
    25.4 x 31.8 cm (10 x 12 1/2 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.54

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    Console table

    Unknown artist, French, France
    Console table, ca. 1740
    Oak, gesso, gilt,and marble
    95.3 x 152.4 x 66.7 cm (37 1/2 x 60 x 26 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Mr. Jack Linsky 56.025

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    Casket decorated with scenes of the Punic War

    Unknown artist, Italian, Italy; Venice
    Casket decorated with scenes of the Punic War, ca. 1500
    Wood with molded ‘pastiglia’ decoration, gilt
    15.2 x 21 x 14 cm (6 x 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 51.272

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    Martelé Loving Cup

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, Providence, 1831-
    Probably William Christmas Codman, designer
    English, 1839-1921
    Charles A. Johnson, metalworker

    George Shakel, chaser (metalworker)
    1857-1926
    Martelé Loving Cup, 1905
    Silver with gilding
    Height: 26 cm (10 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Elizabeth and Lloyd Volckening 1998.34.1

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    Coffin and mummy of Nesmin

    Unknown artist, Egyptian
    Coffin and mummy of Nesmin, 250 BCE
    Coffin: wood, gesso, gilding, paint, and colored glass
    Length: 179.1 cm (70 1/2 inches)
    Museum Appropriation and Mary B. Jackson Funds 38.206

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    Martelé Waste Bowl

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, Providence, 1831-
    William Christmas Codman, designer
    English, 1839-1921
    William L. MacMillan, chaser (metalworker)
    American, 1867-1928
    Martelé Waste Bowl, Martelé, 1901
    Silver with gilding
    8.9 x 14 cm (3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Kirkland H. Gibson 1992.071.6

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    Cabinet

    Unknown artist, American, New York City; New York
    Cabinet, 1875-1880
    Ebonized cherry with gilding
    187.3 x 111.8 cm (73 3/4 x 44 inches)
    Abby Rockefeller Mauze Fund, by exchange 81.010

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    Wine Decanter

    Attributed to George Wilkinson, designer
    English, 1819-1894
    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American, Providence, 1831-
    Wine Decanter, 1873
    Silver with gilding and glass
    44.1 cm (17 3/8 inches) (height)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.38

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    Tray

    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American, Providence, 1831-
    Tray, 1878
    Silver with gilding
    27 x 20.6 cm (10 5/8 x 8 1/8 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.50

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    Water Pitcher

    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American, Providence, 1831-
    Water Pitcher, 1878
    Silver with gilding
    Height: 16.2 cm (6 3/8 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.48

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    Pair of Cups

    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American, Providence, 1831-
    Pair of Cups, 1878
    Silver with gilding
    Height: 10.2 cm (4 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.49.1

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    Pair of Cups

    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American, Providence, 1831-
    Pair of Cups, 1878
    Silver with gilding
    Height: 10.2 cm (4 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.49.2

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    Pier table

    Vose & Coates, cabinetmaker
    American
    Pier table, 1818
    Mahogany, pine, mahogany veneer, mirrored glass, marble, and gilt brass
    90.8 x 124.5 x 57.2 cm (35 3/4 x 49 x 22 1/2 inches)
    Abby Rockefeller Mauze Fund 82.014

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    Book cover

    Unknown artist, German, Germany; Augsburg; Augsburg
    Book cover, 1500-1550
    Silver with ‘niello’ (black inlay) decoration, gilt
    14 x 8.6 x 5.1 cm (5 1/2 x 3 3/8 x 2 inches)
    Gift of Messrs. E. & A. Silberman 34.016

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    Fruit bowl

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, Providence, 1831-
    Fruit bowl, 1871
    Silver with gilding
    26 x 49.5 x 23.8 cm (10 5/16 x 19 1/2 x 9 3/8 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.26

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    Fruit Bowl

    Gorham Manufacturing Company
    American, Providence, 1831-
    Fruit Bowl, 1871
    Silver with gilding
    32.4 x 46.4 x 23.5 cm (12 11/16 x 18 5/16 x 9 5/16 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.25

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    African Venus

    Charles-Henri-Joseph Cordier
    French, 1827-1905
    African Venus, 1851
    Bronze, with silver and gold patination: marble
    51.1 x 21.6 x 16.5 cm (20 1/8 x 8 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches)
    Jesse Metcalf Fund 1995.013

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    Clutch or wallet

    Unknown artist, Moroccan
    Clutch or wallet, 1930s-1943
    Gilded leather
    Width: 17.8 cm (7 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 43.244

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    Neptune Epergne and Plateau

    Thomas Pairpoint, designer
    American, 1838-1902
    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American, Providence, 1831-
    Neptune Epergne and Plateau, 1872
    Silver with gilding
    66 x 91.4 x 54.6 cm (26 x 36 x 21 1/2 inches)
    The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc. 1991.126.80

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    Aphrodite

    Unknown artist, Asia Minor; Greek; Smyrna
    Aphrodite, 300-200 BCE
    Terracotta; gilding
    Height: 29.8 cm (11 3/4 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 06.331

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    Tigerware Jug

    Unknown artist, England; London
    Tigerware Jug, 1579-1580
    Salt-glazed stoneware with silver-gilt mounts
    24.1 x 15.2 x 14 cm (9 1/2 x 6 x 5 1/2 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 47.625

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    Cabinet

    Alexandre Roux, cabinetmaker
    French; American, fl. 1837-1881
    Cabinet, ca. 1866
    Rosewood, light and dark wood marquetry, ebonized and gilt trim, porcelain, and gilt bronze
    111.8 x 130.8 x 48.3 cm (44 x 51 1/2 x 19 inches)
    Jesse Metcalf Fund 78.052

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    Service des Arts Industriels

    Sevres Porcelain Manufactory, manufacturer
    Jean Charles Develly, decorator
    French, 1783-1849
    Alexandre Brongniart, associated artist/maker
    french, 1770-1847
    Service des Arts Industriels, 1835
    Hard-paste porcelain, enamel decoration, and gilding
    21.6 cm (8 1/2 inches) (diameter)
    Gift of Mrs. Gilman Angier, Mr. Alfred Morris, Jr. and Nickerson Stamp Fund 84.021

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    Wallet or purse

    Unknown artist, Moroccan
    Wallet or purse, 1930s-1943
    Gilded and stamped leather
    Width: 19.4 cm (7 5/8 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 43.246

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    Coronation of the Virgin

    Unknown artist, English
    Coronation of the Virgin, 1400-1420
    Alabaster and gilding
    42.6 x 27.9 cm (16 3/4 x 11 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 23.089

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    Apollo

    Unknown artist, Northern Italian
    Apollo, ca. 1540
    Bronze with silver and gilt
    18.7 x 6.4 x 4.5 cm (7 3/8 x 2 1/2 x 1 3/4 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Murray S. Danforth 73.079

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    Cup and saucer

    Unknown artist, French
    Cup and saucer, ca. 1790
    Glass with enamels and gilding
    6.5 x 8.6 cm (2 5/8 x 3 3/8 inches) cup dimension
    Gift of Sarah F. Greene 33.047

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    Bowl

    Unknown artist, Italian; Venetian
    Bowl, ca. 1600
    Blown glass with gilt-brass mounts
    12.7 x 19.4 x 16.5 cm (5 x 7 5/8 x 6 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Frank Mauran and John O. Ames, by exchange 73.060

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    Vase

    Attributed to Fidelle Duvivier, artist
    French, b. 1740
    Chelsea Porcelain Factory, manufacturer
    English, ca. 1745-1784
    Vase, ca. 1780
    Soft-paste porcelain with enamels and gilding
    37.8 x 18.4 x 17.1 cm (14 7/8 x 7 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches)
    Anonymous gift 56.112

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    Seafood Plate

    Theodore Russell Davis
    American, 1840-1894
    Haviland & Company, manufacturer
    French, 1842 -
    Limoges, manufacturer
    Seafood Plate, from the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Service, ca. 1880
    Porcelain with enamels and gilding
    3.8 x 22.9 cm (1 1/2 x 9 inches) (overall)
    Gift of Christopher Monkhouse 2003.111