Bonbon Dish

Bail-handled, fluted oval, boat-shaped basket on a plain, flared oval pedestal base. Applied cast gadrooning at rim and mid-shaft of pedestal. Hinged, cast fasces pattern, U-shaped handle. Flat underside of base struck incuse with two rows of three combined marks: top row has a left-facing lion passant, bell inside a horizontally-hatched oval, and three plumes or Prince of Wales feathers, while bottom row has a bell in square between two arm and hammer motifs in squares. One of two bonbon or candy dishes, DL*60.1158A-B.
Currently not on view
Object Name
dish, bonbon
date made
1892 - 1898
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
overall: 12.1 cm x 15.7 cm; 4 3/4 in x 6 3/16 in
overall: 4 7/8 in x 6 3/8 in x 4 1/2 in; 12.3825 cm x 16.1925 cm x 11.43 cm
place made
United States: Connecticut, Hartford
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
Credit Line
Gift of Laura Dreyfus-Barney and Natalie Clifford Barney
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