Scrollwork-engraved octagonal or eight-paneled bowl with square banded rim on conforming, stepped-ogee foot. Seven panels feature large, S-curve plumes topped by a single flower, while the eighth has a symmetrical C-scroll reserve inscribed "Mary Hooper / to Henry & Harriet Hooper / Nov\r/. 20. 1845." in script. Underside of flat bottom struck above and below centerpoint "LOWS, BALL & CO." and "Sterling Silver", both in raised roman letters in rectangles.
Maker is Lows, Ball & Co. of Boston, MA; in partnership, 1840-1846. Predecessor firm of Shreve, Crump & Low.
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date made
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Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 9.7 cm x 19.2 cm; 3 13/16 in x 7 9/16 in
overall: 576.9 g; 20 oz
overall: 3 7/8 in x 7 5/8 in; 9.8425 cm x 19.3675 cm
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
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Domestic Furnishings
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Robert R. McCormick
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