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bowl, waste

bowl, waste

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Inverted pear-shaped waste bowl decorated with intertwined oak branches with acorns around its shoulder; engraved "M\L/K" on one side above the circular, low-domed, ruffle-edged foot. Gilt-washed interior. Underside of flat bottom struck incuse with a stylized "M" trademark, "STERLING" in sans serif letters, and "815" in roman letters with "5.468" scratched below. From a six-piece coffee and tea service, 1980.0027.01-.06.
Maker is Marcus & Co., of New York, NY; 1892-1962 (merged with Black, Starr & Frost; founded 1810-present).
Currently not on view
Object Name
bowl, waste
date made
c. 1900
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
gold (gilt wash material)
overall: 4 3/4 in x 5 5/8 in; 12.065 cm x 14.2875 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Henry and Mary K. Porter
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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