Raised hemispherical bowl with an applied molded rim, under which is attached a cast handle pierced in a keyhole pattern having 10 voids. Bottom of bowl is pierced with small holes arranged with one at center encircled by two concentric circles and three rows of scallops or petals. Struck once on underside of handle "IB" in raised serif letters in a rounded rectangle.
Maker is John Bayly of Philadelphia, PA; active 1754-1783. His son, John Bayly Jr., was also a silversmith who worked in Philadelphia and New Castle Co., DE.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1765
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 12.2 cm x 9.2 cm; 4 13/16 in x 3 5/8 in
overall: 1 3/8 in x 4 3/4 in x 3 5/8 in; 3.4925 cm x 12.065 cm x 9.2075 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
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
Bequest of Arthur Michael
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