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Sugar bowl

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The shallowly lobed and rounded body of the sugar bowl sits on cast, conjoined bracket feet composed of foliate decoration. Ear-shaped handles with acanthus grips and flat tips attach at the shoulders and body. The domed cover has confoming lobes and a flared rim. A bud-and-leaf finial is...

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Inscription

Engraved script T & / MAS

Marks

Davis Palmer & Co. in rectangle and Pure / Coin in rectangle stamped on base. Ada Mark X

Provenance

Accessioned September 23, 1964, from an unknown source. Possibly brought in for use at administrative/social museum functions by a member of the Ladies' Committee.

Credit Line

Source unidentified

1838–45

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

16 x 23 x 16.9 cm (6 5/16 x 9 1/16 x 6 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

RES.64.10.1a-b

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware