Four oval panels divide the tulip-shaped bowl into quarters; two panels are embellished with repousséd and chased swags of pomegranates and leaves; one contains reserves carrying the inscription. Applied half-round and beaded bands encircle the rim. The waisted stem flares out to a stepped base.
"Ophelia / Decr 14th 1858"
On underside of bowl: "[lion rampant] [anchor] G / 17 / COIN" [Carpenter 1982, mark 12] Ada Mark * F4438
Ophelia Annie Smith (1832 – 1876), m. Samuel Snow (1832 – 1900) in 1861; to their daughter Mabel Snow (b. 1862) and William Vaughn Moses, m. 1896; by descent to their nephew William Bradford Saunders and his wife, Florence S. Baker, the donor.
Gift of Florence S. Baker