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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.

Inscription

"Ophelia / Decr 14th 1858"

Marks

On underside of bowl: "[lion rampant] [anchor] G / 17 / COIN" [Carpenter 1982, mark 12] Ada Mark * F4438

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Gift of Florence S. Baker

about 1858

Object Place

Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 12.5 x 6.8 cm, 0.09 kg (4 15/16 x 2 11/16 in., 0.2 lb.)

Accession Number

1983.268

Medium or Technique

Coin silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware