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Sugar Bowl

Sugar Bowl

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Description
Two-handled, raised globular creamer with overall Chinoiserie and floral repousse chased decoration on a double-domed, circular pedestal foot with flared cover having a downturned, scalloped edge and reclining Oriental man gazing at object in his left hand for finial. Continuous landscape design around body depicts on one side two men in hats, one carrying a lantern on pole, walking towards each other at river's edge amidst five pagodas on both shores, a sampan at left and pine tree in left distance; opposite side has large pine and coconut trees bending over a bridge to form an empty reserve at center. Small, C-curve handles composed of overlapping leaves have bases of flared leaves.
Rounded underside is struck above and below centerpunch "BAILEY & CO." and "PHILADA." in raised roman letters in rectangles, with "#135" scratched below.
Part of six-piece coffee and tea service, DL*276317.0001-.0006.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bowl, sugar
date made
ca 1853
ca 1853 - 1857
maker; retailer
Bailey and Company
place made; place retailed
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
place owned
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
United States: Maryland, Chevy Chase
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7 3/8 in x 8 1/4 in x 5 7/8 in; 18.7325 cm x 20.955 cm x 14.9225 cm
ID Number
DL.276317.0005
catalog number
276317.0005
accession number
276317
catalog number
276317.1-6
Credit Line
Bequest of Marion Leigh Wells
subject
Beverages
Coffee Drinking
Food Culture
Tea Drinking
Chinese
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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