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Sugar bowl with lid (part of a five-piece tea service)

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The sugar 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 attached to the stem by a nut and bolt. The double handles are decorated with curving cast acanthus leaves. The...

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Monogram "AR" on the front of the bowl.


"Harris & Stanwood" in roman letters, "Pure Silver Coin" in italics, "BOSTON" in roman letters, all on base


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


Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Silver hollowware