Sugar Bowl

Gold washed, ovoid bowl with two, reeded, horseshoe-shaped bail handles on four double-banded, splayed legs ending in pad feet. Four repousse chased panels filled with a myriad of flowers and foliage cover body; handles have a compressed ball at center, circular lobed attachments and rosette-end pins. Flared rim with cupped inside edge. Domed and flared cover topped by ball knop has matching floral designs interrupted by an empty C-scroll reserve. Bottom underside struck incuse "MF'D & PLATED BY / REED & BARTON", "2795","PATENT APPLIED FOR" and "GILT". From a six-piece coffee and tea service, 1978.0922.01-.06.
Maker is Reed & Barton, Taunton, MA; 1840-present. William C. Beattie of Taunton, MA, assignor to Reed & Barton, received US Design No. 9,405 for this pattern on July 25, 1876.
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Object Name
bowl, sugar
date made
1876 or later
design patent date
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
gold (wash material)
overall: 7 7/8 in x 5 3/4 in x 5 in; 20.0025 cm x 14.605 cm x 12.7 cm
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Taunton
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


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