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Raised shallow circular bowl with bulging sides, rounded bottom, and plain rim; a circular ring and U-bent clip engraved "V•D / H•M" in shaded roman letters are attached to one side. Bottom of bowl is pierced with small holes arranged into eight concentric circles around one at center. Face of clip is struck once below engraved initials "IBV" in raised serif letters in an oval.
Maker is John Brevoort (circa 1715-1775) of New York, NY.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 2 1/8 in x 3 7/8 in x 3 5/8 in; 5.3975 cm x 9.8425 cm x 9.2075 cm
ID Number
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accession number
Credit Line
Estate of Arthur Michael
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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