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.

Date Made: 1845Date Presented: 1845-11-20

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, Boston

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Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Robert R. McCormick

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.64.0052Catalog Number: 64.0052Accession Number: 246243

Object Name: bowl

Physical Description: silver (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3 7/8 in x 7 5/8 in; 9.8425 cm x 19.3675 cm


Record Id: nmah_304049

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