Bowl

Description:

Plain, raised hemispherical bowl on a flared or trumpet-shape pedestal atop a square base with applied sides. Applied beading at rim and at top and bottom of pedestal. One side of base is struck "C.Wiltberger" in raised roman letters in a conforming surround. Square piece of wood inserted into bottom of base is adhered with a large cloth label printed "SHIPP. / ACC." and a smaller paper label inscribed "345".

Maker is Christian Wiltberger (1766-1851) of Philadelphia, PA; working by 1793 (when partnership with Samuel Alexander dissolved) until 1817.

Date Made: ca 1800

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Domestic Life, Domestic Furnishings

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Credit Line: Gift of Colonel William E. Shipp

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.60.3904Catalog Number: 60.3904Accession Number: 226997

Object Name: bowl

Physical Description: silver (overall material)wood (block in base material)Measurements: overall: 4 3/4 in x 6 1/2 in; 12.065 cm x 16.51 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-56e8-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_300934

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