Waste Bowl

Hemispherical bowl engraved "MB" in conjoined, shaded foliate script on a raised, short pedestal base with domed circular foot; repousse beads around everted rim and outside edge of foot. Gold washed interior. Centerpunch on underside of body; no other marks. Part of an assembled service (coffeepot, sugar bowl and waste bowl), DL*239176, DL*239178, and DL*239179.
Currently not on view
Object Name
bowl, waste
date made
ca 1785
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 10.3 cm x 17.3 cm; 4 1/16 in x 6 13/16 in
overall: 4 1/8 in x 6 7/8 in; 10.4775 cm x 17.4625 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
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 Ellen M. Davis
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