Sugar Bowl


Small, plain, vertically-sided bowl on molded, flared base with low-domed cover topped by ball knop. Four pseudo-hallmarks struck on outside of bowl below flared rim (left to right; all effaced), "TD", Britannia seated, lion's head erased and dagger or sword pointed up, all in clipped-corner rectangles.

Maker is Thomas Danforth III (1756-1849) of Middletown and Stepney (Rocky Hill), CT; working 1777-1818. He opened a shop in Philadelphia circa 1806/7 and was joined by fellow CT pewtersmith Blakeslee Barnes (or Blakslee Barns, 1781-1823) in circa 1807/9. Danforth returned permanently to CT aorund 1811. Danforth is thought to have stopped using pseudo-hallmarks before 1800.

Date Made: 1777-1800

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Connecticut, Stepney

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Bequest of Dr. Joseph H. Kler

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1986.0027.25Catalog Number: 1986.0027.25Accession Number: 1986.0027

Object Name: bowl, covered

Physical Description: pewter (bowl, cover material)Measurements: overall: 3 5/8 in x 3 3/8 in; 9.2075 cm x 8.5725 cm


Record Id: nmah_303600

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