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Sugar bowl, part of seven-piece service

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The urn-shaped piece is seamed, elliptical in section, and footed. Angular hollow handles have square shoulders and cast ram’s-head thumbpieces. The neck tapers in, producing a cove molding, with an applied ribbed band at the upper edge and a beaded band at the shoulder and body joint. The...

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Inscription

"L" on one side and "MGL / 1867 / TPL -- TWL / 1928" on the bottom.

Marks

“SHREVE, STANWOOD & CO” incuse, “BOSTON” within a rectangle, and “STERLING” incuse, all struck on base; “75279” scratched on bottom.

Provenance

Harrison Loring (1822 – 1907) and Margaret Gardner (1838 – 1920), m. 1867; to their son Harrison Loring Jr. (b. 1868) and Clara Melville, m. 1892; to Theodore Plimpton Loring and Thelma Woodson, m. 1928; to their daughter Priscilla L. Waite, the donor.

Credit Line

Gift of Priscilla L. Waite

about 1867

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

19.5 x 21.5 x 11.5 cm (7 11/16 x 8 7/16 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1984.570

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware