Sugar Bowl

Two-handled, urn-shaped bowl, oval in section, on a flared oval pedestal base with a trumpet-shaped oval cover topped by a cast urn and tight, C-curve handles; one side of body is engraved with a shaded, foliate script "R". Cast and applied, serpentine-lobed rim and reeded foot have leafy volutes springing from shells; chased and engraved pairs of leafy scrolls enclosing five-petaled flowers encircle cover, incurved neck, body and base. Underside of base struck incuse "STERLING" at one end and "3998/74" at the other; no maker's mark. From a seven-piece coffee and tea service, 1991.0352.01-.07.
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Object Name
bowl, sugar
date made
date presented
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
average spatial: 18.5 cm x 10 cm x 23 cm; 7 5/16 in x 3 15/16 in x 9 1/16 in
overall: 7 1/8 in x 9 1/8 in x 3 7/8 in; 18.0975 cm x 23.1775 cm x 9.8425 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
place used
United States: New York, Yonkers
United States: New York, Pelham
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Nancy Rowan Hutchinson and John L. and Marguerite W. Rowan
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