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Sugar bowl (part of a three-piece presentation tea service)

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The sugar bowl has a raised body, elliptical in form, with large lobes and applied bands of floral decoration. The sugar bowl has a separate matching cover with a compote-shaped cast finial with floral decoration. The three piece sits on a raised and stepped elliptical base. The piece has a...

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Inscription

"WCP" on center lobe and "Presented by Morton Encampment No.4 to Wm F. Piatt M.E.P.G. / Commander as a testimony of respect & esteem New York Nov 26th 1824" in script on right side

Marks

"W. GALE" in roman letters on bottom. Star above, lion walking within a cartouch below, male profile in oval to the left, crowned head in sheild to the right.

Provenance

Dr. William Fleet Piatt to his daughter Eliza Piatt Burgess; to her son William Piatt Burgess; to his sister Clara Nye Burgess Marston; to her son James H. C. Marston; to his daughter Genevieve Burgess Marston Darden, the donor.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh B. Darden

Federal period, 1824

Object Place

New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 23.2 x 24 x 13.9 cm (9 1/8 x 9 7/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1977.743

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware