Artist Samuel Kirk, American, 1793-1872
  • Dish
Date between 1835 and 1843
Medium silver
Dimensions Overall: 6 3/4 × 11 1/2 × 8 1/2 inches (17.1 × 29.2 × 21.6 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Beatrice W. Rogers Fund
Accession Number 1984.43
Department American Art before 1950
Not On View
Marks Stamped under the rim of the disk: S.K. (in a rectangular punch mark)
S. KIRK( in a rectangular punch mark)
11 OZ. (in a rectangular punch mark with serrated edges)
the Baltimore assay marks, the oval "Maryland Shield" without the bend dexter and the letter F
Inscriptions Engraved, on both sides: [coat of arms used by Gustav Wilhelm Lurman] barry wavy of four, argent and gules; on a chief azure, a crown or; crest: five ostrich feathers argent; motto: Virtus Ornat
1984-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
"Recent Acquisitions." Bulletin of the DIA,63, 3/4, p 57, (ill.).