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Everted rim, curved sides (dented), stepped and domed bottom, center point in bowl and on bottom. Keyhole handle soldered top and bottom (perhaps resoldered).

Inscription

"F / S * E" on handle (the "E" possibly an "F" and remade into an "H") Engraved "Samll Franklin / May:25 / 1742" in early script on front of bowl

Marks

Unmarked; 8-19 scratched on bottom.

Provenance

Franklin family; bequest of Anne Bolton Matthews Bryant to the Museum in 1934.

Credit Line

Bequest of Annie Bolton Matthews Bryant

about 1742

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 160

Dimensions

Overall: 53.3cm (21in.) Other (Overall): 35.6cm (14in.) Overall: 5.1 cm (2 in.)

Accession Number

RES.34.6

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware