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The sugar bowl has a seamed oval body, curved cushion shoulder, and a slightly convex side; it rests on an oval foot ring. The conforming separate lid has a boat-shaped urn finial and is fitted with pendant ring handles descending from shell-like cast scrolls. A band of bright-cut engraving is at...

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"W" engraved inside bowl; "13" scratched on base. Engraved on side within an ellipse with a crest of a griffen on a torse, above the motto "EN DIE EST TOUT"; the ellipse on the other side is unengraved


"W.G. Forbes" in script in a rectangle and with an eagle's head, struck on bottom.


History unknown prior to its gift by Mrs. James Stuart Smith of North Chatham, Massachusetts.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. James Stuart Smith

about 1800

Object Place

New York, New York, United States


Overall: 18.2 x 16.5 x 10.5 cm (7 3/16 x 6 1/2 x 4 1/8 in.)

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Silver hollowware