The bowl has a slightly flaring lip with a molded edge. The sides are curved, and the foot band is splayed and molded. The sides contain nine incised lotus-petal panels, with a lily blossom and leaves between each, just below the bowl’s lip.
“STERLING / Stone [with profile of incuse chasing hammer stamped across St] / T” struck on base, near edge.
Original owner unknown; purchased by the Museum in 1977 from Firestone and Parsons, Inc., Boston.
Benajmin Pierce Cheney Donation