Waste Bowl

Gold washed, ovoid bowl with two, hollow, angular handles with ball thumbrests 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 banded, tapered ends with a faceted upper socket and bracketed lower socket with rosette. Flared rim with cupped inside edge. Bottom underside struck incuse "MF'D & PLATED BY / REED & BARTON", "2795", and "DESIGN / PAT.JULY.25.1876." with "2" incised to left. 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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
bowl, waste
date made
1876 or later
design patent date
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
gold (wash material)
overall: 5 3/4 in x 8 in x 5 in; 14.605 cm x 20.32 cm x 12.7 cm
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Taunton
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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