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Two-handled bowl

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The raised two-handled vessel has a stepped base, with a flower in its center, and is divided into six lobes, each with horizontal volutes at base and decorated with flowers. Five of the flowers have similar elongated petals; the sixth has overlapping, rounded, roselike petals. The drawn,...

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Inscription

"A*R" engraved in roman letters on base.

Marks

On the base, marked "IB" barred in a crowned shield.

Provenance

Probaby by descent to Mason Meyers Phelps of Newtonville, Massachusetts; 1946, lent by Mr Mason Phelps to the MFA; by descent to his daughter and son; 1992, purchased by the MFA. (Accession date: Nov 18, 1992)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by a Friend of the Department of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture and the Frank B. Bemis Fund

1690–1710

Object Place

New York, New York

Dimensions

Overall: 4.6 x 16.8 x 12.2 cm (1 13/16 x 6 5/8 x 4 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1992.511

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware