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Sugar bowl, part of four-piece coffee service

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Made of seamed heavy-gauge sheet silver, the vessel has a upset (or hammered and thickened) edge and a scintillating hammered surface. It was shaped by hammering. The vessel has straight tapering sides that are seamed under the strap handles, which are tapered and incised along the edges. The...

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Inscription

None.

Marks

“F [reversed, with a conjoined] P / STERLING / F. Porter” struck incuse

Provenance

Original owner unknown; subsequent ownership unknown until the Museum purchased the service from T. & R. Yonge, Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1982.

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

1925–1935

Object Place

Danvers, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

6.5 x 11.1 cm (2 9/16 x 4 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1982.194

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware