Sugar Bowl

Two-handled, rectangular, seamed sugar bowl with raised-panel, bulging sides on four ball feet; flared, rectangular cover is topped by an acorn finial. Body is engraved "DFB" in conjoined foliate script and has die-rolled bands of eight-petaled flowers and snowflake motifs at top and bottom of its incurved shoulder and narrower band of leaves at base. Spurred, right-angled, C- and S-curve handles are rectangular in section. Underside is struck incuse twice "P.GARRETT" in raised serif letters in a rectangle and incised "21, 2". No centerpunch. From a three-piece tea service, DL*303918.0001-.0003.
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Object Name
bowl, sugar
date made
1815 - 1825
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 17.2 cm x 21.4 cm x 9.6 cm; 6 3/4 in x 8 7/16 in x 3 3/4 in
overall: 7 in x 8 1/2 in x 4 in; 17.78 cm x 21.59 cm x 10.16 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
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
Bequest of Estate of Elizabeth Bunnell
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