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Slop bowl (part of a five-piece tea service)

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The generously sized waste bowl is raised in a lobed bulb form that nestles within a cast leafy support that springs from a narrow baluster. A conforming splayed foot, with undulating surface, is soldered in place. The bowl carries a broad lip on a wavy collar.

Inscription

Monogram "AR" in script at the front of the bowl.

Marks

Unmarked.

Provenance

Original owners unknown and “A R” monogram unidentified. The service was loaned to the Museum in 1948 by Mr. and Mrs. William Phillips for use at public functions and was acquired as a gift from their heirs in 1969.

Credit Line

Gift of Beatrice P. Strauss, William Phillips, Jr., Drayton Phillips, Christopher H. Phillips and Anne P. Bryant

1839–1848

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 17 x 15 cm, 0.6 kg (6 11/16 x 5 7/8 in., 1.32 lb.)

Accession Number

RES.69.2.5

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware