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Plain, raised hemispherical bowl on a flared or trumpet-shape pedestal atop a square base with applied sides. Applied beading at rim and at top and bottom of pedestal. One side of base is struck "C.Wiltberger" in raised roman letters in a conforming surround. Square piece of wood inserted into bottom of base is adhered with a large cloth label printed "SHIPP. / ACC." and a smaller paper label inscribed "345".
Maker is Christian Wiltberger (1766-1851) of Philadelphia, PA; working by 1793 (when partnership with Samuel Alexander dissolved) until 1817.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1800
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
wood (block in base material)
overall: 4 3/4 in x 6 1/2 in; 12.065 cm x 16.51 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Colonel William E. Shipp
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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