Covered Dish

Wide-ribbed or multilobed, flattened spherical covered dish with cast finial of a pheasant standing on foliated ground and three openwork scrolled feet. Top and bottom halves are raised and repousse chased with feathers or leaves twisted at their tips and curled over on their sides. Underside of the stepped boss or convex bottom is engraved "A L. F." in script above four marks struck around the centerpoint, "JONES, BALL & POOR", "PURE COIN", "W & G.", and "BOSTON", all in raised serif letters inside rectangles.
Made by Woodward & Grosjean of Boston, MA, working circa 1847-1850, for Jones, Ball & Poor, also of Boston, 1846-1853.
Currently not on view
Object Name
dish, covered
date made
ca 1847-1850
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 13.6 cm x 11.8 cm; 5 3/8 in x 4 5/8 in
overall: 5 3/4 in x 4 7/8 in; 14.605 cm x 12.3825 cm
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
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 Mrs. W. Duncan McKim
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