This bowl rests on a splayed foot. There are bands of decoration and beading around the rim and foot.
Script engraving on side of bowl: "Samuel Hammond Russell. / 1823."
Stamped on base in arc: "BIGELOW.BROS.& KENNARD" Stamped at base of arc: "BOSTON" Beneath "BOSTON": "STERLING."
April 3, 1930, Gift of Edith Lady Playfair to MFA.
Gift of Edith Lady Playfair