Overall: 5 3/4 x 18 3/4 in. ( 14.6 x 47.6 cm )
engraved: around central plaque: "MISS EMMA THURSBY/LE PRÉSIDENT ET LES MEMBRES DU COMITÉ/DE L'ASSOCIATION ARTISTIQUE/AVEC LEURS COMPLIMENTS ET LEURS REMERCIMENTS/LES PLUS VIFS ET LES PLUS SYMPATHIQUES" cast: at base of plaque: "MENALCAS MOPSVS" engra
Bronze footed tray (kylix) with shallow circular dish with central plaque; opposing upcurving squared handles with head of bearded man at each terminus; central plaque with classical scene of two male figures, one playing a flute or pipe (depicts the meeting of Menalcas and Mopsus); engraving surrounding plaque.
This tray was presented to the famous singer Emma Thursby (1845-1931) to commemorate her triumph in Paris in April, 1879.
Gift of the Estate of Ina Love Thursby
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