Sugar Bowl

Two-handled, bell-shaped sugar bowl with domed cover topped by a cast fleur-de-lis knop on a reverse cyma-profile base with boss bottom. Both sides feature a flat-chased, symmetrical design of two umbrella-shaped flowers and serrated leaves springing from a larger tripartite leaf. Angular handles, rectangular in section, have triple-stacked, upturned, tassel-like thumbrests. Bottom underside struck incuse "ROCKFORD / SILVER PLATE CO." in sans serif letters encircling balanced scales with "QUADRUPLE" above and "700" below; "REM" engraved at upper right and "eh" scratched faintly upside down below. Inside cover engraved "MRKM" and "REM". From a three-piece coffee or tea service, 1982.0114.01-.03; coffeepot is a different pattern than the sugar bowl and creamer.
Maker is Rockford Silver Plate Co. of Rockford, IL, 1882-1956. Successor to Racine Silver Plate Co. of Racine, WI, 1873-1882; became Sheets-Rockford in 1925.
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Object Name
bowl, sugar
date made
ca 1882
date used
1882 - 1982
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
plated (overall production method/technique)
overall: 7 in x 6 1/8 in x 3 5/8 in; 17.78 cm x 15.5575 cm x 9.2075 cm
place made
United States: Illinois, Rockford
place used
United States: Ohio, Cincinnati
United States: California, Hemet
ID Number
accession number
catalog 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 Ruth E. Moore
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