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Covered sugar bowl, part of a three-piece set

Bowl has a shaped elliptical body with applied seamed vertical lip. Two high-curved hollow handles affixed at lip and center of body have applied reverse scroll on top and slight up-curve at bottom joining. Body set on raised molded base of conforming shape with applied seamed vertical rim. ...

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"K" in script on base


"Cary" in uppercase letters in a rectangle


[1]By descent to Elenor Clarke Bowser; January 14, 1976, bequest of Bowser to MFA. [1]Donor claimed piece was given to her great-great-grandfather upon his retirement in 1835 from the post of Sergeant-at-arms of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. However, this post was not created until 1835, and the identity of donor's great-great-grandfather has not been determined

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Bequest of Eleanor Clarke Bowser

about 1834

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Silver hollowware