Sugar Bowl

Two-handled, covered, raised circular sugar bowl with twelve-lobed bulbous lower body accented by faceted diamonds on a domed and stepped circular pedestal base; one lobe is engraved "SM" in small, faint script. Tiered upper body and repousse chased cover, which is topped by a cast basket of fruits and flowers. Cast convex, symmetrical floral patterned rims at shoulder and top of pedestal; die-rolled bands of matching decoration at opening and base. Hollow, reeded S-curve handles sprout from anthemion volutes, the upper terminals with a five-petaled flower at sides. Centerpunch on underside of rounded bottom. Underside of base is struck "W. Thomson" in raised script in a stepped rectangle and scratched "26 11". Handwritten note giving history stored inside. From cream and sugar set, DL*62.0248-.0249.
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Object Name
bowl, sugar
date made
ca 1826
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 21.4 cm x 23.9 cm x 16 cm; 8 7/16 in x 9 7/16 in x 6 5/16 in
overall: 8 1/2 in x 9 5/8 in x 6 in; 21.59 cm x 24.4475 cm x 15.24 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
place used
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 William Elderkin Huntington
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