Waste Bowl

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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.
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date made
1876 or later
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place made
United States: Massachusetts, Taunton
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
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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