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Sugar Bowl

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Urn shaped sugar bowl with flaring foot on a square base; high cover with molded top and pineapple finial; beaded bands on cover and foot. Engraved garlands and ribbons, coat of arms, and JAW in ovals on sides. Dragon's head on cover.

Inscription

"JAW" monogram in ellipse on side of vessel; dragon's head [crest?] on cover. 5440 scratched on underside of base. Warren arms in ellipse on ne side: argent, a lion rampant, a chief checky argent and azure, and crest, a griffin's head couped.

Marks

[pellet] Revere in rectangle on bottom

Provenance

Made originally for Dr. John Warren, Boston, and his wife Abigail Collins, m. November 1771; by descent in the family; lent by Joseph Warren, November 23, 1928; transferred to Mary W. Murphy (Mrs. Grayson M.P. Murphy), New York, N.Y., January 10, 1961.

Credit Line

Gift of Mary E. W. Murphy

1785

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

Overall: 25.8 cm (10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

2004.2210

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware