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Silver gilt bowl set within larger base metal vessel and base metal (copper or bronze) baluster stem and foot. Modern copper nut secures stem to foot. Knob of the lid is missing, and appears to have left rusty residue.


Unearthened in St. Augustine, Florida, in 1879; 5 October 1880, lent by William H. Keith; 21 August 1928, made a gift to the MFA in memory of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Keith.

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Keith

Spanish Colonial, 18th century

Object Place

Probably Mexico


Height: 7 7/8 in. (20 cm), diameter of foot: 5 7/16 (13.8 cm), weight: 23 oz 28 dwt 5 gr (743.7 gm)

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Medium or Technique

Silver gilt bowl; copper or bronze baluster bowl with lid, stem, and foot




Silver hollowware