Kansas MemoryKansas Memory

Kansas Historical SocietyKansas Historical Society

Bride's bowl - Page

To order images and/or obtain permission to use them commercially, please contact the KSHS Reference Desk at KSHS.reference@ks.gov or 785-272-8681, ext. 117.

For more information see the Copyright and Permission FAQ.

Glass bowl on silverplate base. Exterior of bowl is turquoise with hand-painted decorations, interior is pink. Base is decorated with three cherubs working as blacksmiths to forge arrows. Maker's mark from the Wilcox Silver Plate Company of Meriden, Connecticut on underside. Also called an epergne, an ornate glass and silver fruit bowl often served as the center piece of a Victorian dinner table. They were also frequently given as wedding gifts to a new bride.

Creator: Wilcox Silver Plate Company
Date: between 1880 and 1910

Bookbag Share Print

Item Number: 340444
KSHS Identifier: 1964.141.1

Copyright © 2007-2022 - Kansas Historical Society - Contact Us
This website was developed in part with funding provided by the Information Network of Kansas.