Sugar Bowl

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Raised kylix-form sugar bowl with domed cover topped by a cast swan finial, its head down and wings outstretched. Shallow circular bowl has two, large, cast floral circular wreath handles tied to cornucopia-shape supports extending from bulging lobed sections at opposite sides of body, and a flared pedestal of overlapping waterleaves or acanthus atop a flat circular base. Chased and repousse clusters of fruit and flowers encircle the cover while neoclassical arabesques with birds and swans separated by circular masks are around upper body. Cover is engraved in front of swan with McKim crest above the gothic or Old English letters "H M\c K". Outside of base struck with maker's mark and Baltimore Assay Office marks. Centerpunch on underside of body. From tea and coffee service, DL*382527-DL*382529.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1841
place made
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
place used
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 7 3/8 in x 11 1/8 in x 6 5/8 in; 18.7325 cm x 28.2575 cm x 16.8275 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. William Duncan McKim
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


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