Sugar Bowl

Two-handled, rectangular, rounded-bottom bowl on a rectangular, stepped pedestal base with applied reeded molding for foot; flared cover is chased with veined leaves and topped by a cast rectangular urn. Body consists of a wide, die-rolled band of grapevine and oak branch decoration at rim and a raised lower section with bulbous upper half and two overlapping rows of chased points around bottom. Right-angled, reeded strap handles. Underside of body is struck with four hallmarks, but no maker's mark; centerpunch visible. Opposite ends of base underside are struck with seller's marks. From a four-piece service, DL*383361-DL*383363A-B.
Hallmarks appear to be those for Chester, England, in 1814, although there is no town mark. Sellers are Liberty Browne (1776-1831) and William Seal (active, circa 1810-circa 1822) of Philadelphia, PA; in partnership, circa 1810-1811.
Currently not on view
Object Name
bowl, sugar
date made
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 21 cm x 20.4 cm x 12.1 cm; 8 1/4 in x 8 1/16 in x 4 3/4 in
overall: 8 5/8 in x 7 5/8 in x 4 1/4 in; 21.9075 cm x 19.3675 cm x 10.795 cm
place made
United Kingdom: England, Chester
place retailed
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
place used
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
Group 1
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Group 1
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Anna McGowan
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