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Sugar bowl with cover

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The raised boat-shaped bowl rests on an oval foot with a reeded edge. The conforming, separate, raised cover terminates in a finial echoing the shape of the bowl and the lid. The top edge of the bowl is engraved with bright-cut leafage, and the center of the front is engraved with an oval...

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Inscription

"GJF" intertwined onogram within an elipse engraved on front of bowl

Marks

"J[pellet]D" within an eclipse; a sheaf of wheat within a rectangle and a bird's head within a rectangle al on bottom

Provenance

Early history unknown. Acquired by the Boston collector Nathaniel T. Dexter and bequeathed to the Museum in 2000.

Credit Line

Gift of the Nathaniel T. Dexter Fine Arts Trust

about 1795

Object Place

New York City, New York, United States

Dimensions

18.73 x 15.56 x 10.48 cm (7 3/8 x 6 1/8 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

2000.689a-b

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware