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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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"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


"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.


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


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

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Silver hollowware