Sugar Bowl

Sugar Bowl

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Description
Two-handled, oblong, boat-shaped sugar bowl with repoussé chased bands of roses, C scrolls, thistles and clover or shamrocks on an oval foot ring with four cast shell feet; no cover. Two, anthemion-decorated, tapered S-scroll handles at opposite ends. Underside of bowl struck incuse "DIXON & SON" in serif letters; underside of one foot stamped "76". From a four-piece coffee and tea service, DL*393313A-D.
Maker is James Dixon & Son of Sheffield, England, circa 1823-1835. Started as Dixon & Smith (James Dixon and Thomas Smith) in 1806, succeeded by James Dixon & Son in circa 1823 when James's eldest son, William Frederick Dixon, became his partner; renamed James Dixon & Sons when another son, James Willis Dixon, joined business around 1835 (a third son and son-in-law entered partnership around time when James Dixon, Sr. retired in 1842). Became James Dixon & Sons Ltd. in 1920 and has undergone several additional changes in owner and name since 1930. Company was a major manufacturer of Britannia and, later, silver and plated wares.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bowl, sugar
date made
ca 1825
place made
United Kingdom: England, Sheffield, Sheffield
place used
United States: New York, Marcellus
used
United States: New York, Marcellus
Physical Description
Britannia (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4 3/4 in x 8 3/4 in x 3 7/8 in; 12.065 cm x 22.225 cm x 9.8425 cm
ID Number
DL.393313C
catalog number
393313C
accession number
208876
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Mary E. Stocking
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Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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