Sugar Bowl

Two-handled, covered bowl with a 12-lobed, raised rectangular urn-shape body on a flared and cyma-curved, rectangular pedestal base that is engraved on one side "Lottie E. Mersereau. / From N. A." Applied gadrooning at rim and die-rolled bands of an undulating vine of grape leaves and clusters alternating with oak leaves and acorns around upper body and foot. Scrolled-end, segmented angular strap handles. Four-paneled, flared and cyma-curved, rectangular cover is topped by a cast urn finial. Underside of base is struck "WILLIAMSON" in raised serif letters in a rectangle and incised "19 4". Three circular punches to left of centerpunch on underside of body.
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Object Name
bowl, sugar
date made
1810 - 1815
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
lid: 19.4 cm x 10.1 cm; 7 5/8 in x 4 in
bowl, sugar:;
overall: 8 1/2 in x 7 7/8 in x 3 3/4 in; 21.59 cm x 20.0025 cm x 9.525 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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