Sugar Bowl

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Raised, ovoid or urn-shaped bowl engraved "KPW" in conjoined foliate script inside a brightcut shield reserve suspended from a bowknot with crossed branches below. Flared or trumpet-shape pedestal is on a square base with applied sides. Applied beading at rim and at bottom of pedestal. Side of base opposite monogram is struck "Woods" in raised script in a conforming surround. Centerpoint visible on underside of body. Old, red-bordered white paper collector's label adhered to underside of pedestal.
Maker is Freeman Woods (1765-before 1834), worked in New York, NY, 1785-1794, and in New Bern, NC, 1794-1830.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1795
place made
United States: New York, New York
United States: North Carolina, New Bern
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 5 7/8 in x 4 1/4 in; 14.9225 cm x 10.795 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Estate of Arthur Michael
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


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