Sugar Bowl

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Description
Two-handled, circular urn-shape bowl joined to a flared pedestal on circular molded foot with a two-tiered, trumpet-shape cover topped by a button knop. Beading around middle of cover and on bowl at opening, shoulder, top of pedestal and edge of foot; greek-key patterned band applied below beading at shoulder. Two sprigged S-curve handles. Underside of rounded bottom struck incuse with circular trademark containing a pointed shield with balanced scales bordered by "MERIDEN / B. COMPANY" above "1790". Cover scratched inside near outer edge "1790".
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1885 - 1925
1885 - 1925
maker
Meriden Britannia Company
place made
United States: Connecticut, Meriden
place used
United States: Virginia, Alexandria
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7 1/4 in x 7 3/4 in x 4 1/4 in; 18.415 cm x 19.685 cm x 10.795 cm
ID Number
1977.0918.61
accession number
1977.0918
catalog number
1977.0918.61
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Katharine M. Reese
subject
Beverages
Coffee Drinking
Tea Drinking
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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