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Sugar bowl (part of hot-beverage service)

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The vessel is elliptical in section, with seamed and very slightly curving sides. The bottom is flat, and the concave shoulder has an affixed band of reeding. It has a silver swing handle. Below the molded band is bright-cut dotted lines and an engraved and chased floral band with a dotted line...

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Inscription

Engraved initial: "F"

Marks

STERLING Jarvie 2014/1

Provenance

Oral tradition relates that this coffee set was acquired from the silversmith by a vice president of Union Stock Yard Company for his daughter; it was sold at a Chicago auction house about 1984. Victorian Chicago, an antiques dealer, acquired the set and sold it to ARK Antiques. It was purchased from ARK Antiques, New Haven, Connecticut, in 1987.

Credit Line

Gift of a Friend of the Department of American Decorative Arts an Sculpture, John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund, and Curator's Fund

about 1915

Object Place

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Dimensions

8 x 13 x 10.1 cm (3 1/8 x 5 1/8 x 4 in.)

Accession Number

1987.560

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware