The urn-shaped piece is seamed, elliptical in section, and footed. Ram’s heads with partial horns fit snugly under the rim on each side of the sugar bowl and were meant to be used as handles.
"L" on the side.
“SHREVE, STANWOOD & CO” incuse, “BOSTON” within a rectangle, and “STERLING” incuse. The numbers "75279" are scratched into the bottom.
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.
Gift of Priscilla L. Waite