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The raised hemispherical bowl has convex sides and an applied rim; the drawn, splayed, and stepped foot has an applied foot ring.

Inscription

Marked "G * MP" on underside in shaded roman letters below center point and marks. The scratch weight of "19 1/2 oz" in an early hand is engraved above center point.

Marks

"PV" within a rounded rectangle struck twice, once on each side of center point, underneath bowl.

Provenance

Despite the unusual spacing in the initials, the likely original owners are Marytje Roel and George Petterson (d. 1764) of New York City, m. March 18, 1743. The bowl descended to her daughter by her first marriage, Maria Catharina Roel (Ruehl) (b. 1733/39), and Capt. Cornelius C. Wynkoop (1732 – 1796) of Kingston, New York, m. 1760. To their son Augustus Wynkoop (1777 – 1836) and Anna Maria Sylvester (1780 – 1825) of Kinderhook, New York, m. 1808/9; to their son Augustus Wynkoop (1812 – 1862) and Anna Whiting (1815 – 1863), m. 1843; to their son Augustus Whiting Wynkoop (1844 – 1886) and Mary Lydia Talcott (b. 1846), m. 1873; to their son Augustus Talcott Wynkoop (1878 – 1940); to his sister Anna Strong Wynkoop (1880 – 1958) and George Henry Torney (1872 – 1948); to their son Geoffrey Barton Torney (b. 1914), the donor, and his nephew Ian Wynkoop Torney (b. 1963). Referred to in family as " Wyncoop bowl simply because it came into my brother's possession from one of our uncles, Augustus Wyncoop."Johnstone Torney 15 Sept., 1991(to Anne Moffet ADA files). Descended in the one of the prominent, early Dutch fammilies, the Wyncoops of Kinderhook and New York City. Onloan since 1953.

Credit Line

Gift of Geoffrey B. Torney and Ian Wynkoop Torney in memory of the Wynkoop Family of New York City and Kinderhook, New York

1743–1755

Object Place

New York, New York

Dimensions

Overall: 8.5 x 18.8 cm, 0.6 kg (3 3/8 x 7 3/8 in., 1.32 lb.)

Accession Number

1992.286

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware