Bowl

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bowl
date made
ca 1800
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
wood (block in base material)
Measurements
overall: 4 3/4 in x 6 1/2 in; 12.065 cm x 16.51 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
DL*60.3904
catalog number
60.3904
accession number
226997
See more items in
Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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