Raised shallow circular bowl with bulging sides, rounded bottom, and everted rim with applied molding, under which two, flat, hourglass-shaped handles are attached on opposite sides. Bowl is scored with a pair of lines and pierced on its bottom with small holes arranged into a radiating six-petal flower design. Struck once on end face of one handle "W.BURT" in raised serif letters in a rounded-corner rectangle.
Maker is William Burt (1726-1751) of Boston, MA; son of John Burt (1692/3-1746) and brother of Samuel (1724-1754) and Benjamin (1729-1805), all silversmiths.
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date made
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 28.5 cm x 10.6 cm; 11 1/4 in x 4 3/16 in
overall: 1 in x 11 1/4 in x 4 1/4 in; 2.54 cm x 28.575 cm x 10.795 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
Bequest of Arthur Michael
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