Bonbon Dish

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Description
"Bostonia" pattern bonbon dish. Small, shallow dish has flared sides ending in an octagonal or clipped-corner rim with downturned edge and a flat circular well; no foot ring. Plain; no monogram or surface decoration. Underside of well struck with two sets of incuse marks, an S-arc-and-rampant-lion logo above "STERLING" and "3953" at top, and "J.E. CALDWELL & CO. (arched) / 925 / STERLING / 1000 / PHILADELPHIA" in serif letters at bottom.
Location
Currently not on view
date made; date pattern introduced
1914
date received as gift
1948
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Gardner
place retailed
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 in x 6 1/8 in; 2.54 cm x 15.5575 cm
ID Number
1977.0729.01
accession number
1977.0729
catalog number
1977.0729.01
Credit Line
Gift of Gladys C. Dougherty
subject
Eating
Weddings, Anniversary
Nuts
Sugar
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Food
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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