Sugar Bowl

Circular, japanned bowl with a wire-rimmed, flared body having two folded seams that is soft-soldered to a plain-edged, rounded, single-piece foot, and a plain-edged, rounded cover topped by a small, triple-scroll loop. Painted decoration features a ring of four red circles separated by green chevron strokes and pairs of yellow dots on the cover, and a similar band around the rim of four pairs of red circles, each half-covered with alizarin, separated by opposing green chevron strokes, some with yellow overstrokes. Yellow rick-rack or ribbon borders around edge of cover and foot. No marks.
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Object Name
bowl, sugar
date made
ca 1790 - 1840
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
iron wire (rim material)
asphaltum (exterior decoration material)
paint (exterior decoration material)
overall: 3 5/8 in x 4 3/8 in; 9.2075 cm x 11.1125 cm
place made
United States: Connecticut, Berlin
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
Gift of Kenneth E. Jewett
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