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Waste Bowl, part of seven-piece service

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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.

Inscription

"L" on the side.

Marks

“SHREVE, STANWOOD & CO” incuse, “BOSTON” within a rectangle, and “STERLING” incuse. The numbers "75279" are scratched into the 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

11.5 x 17.2 x 12.2 cm (4 1/2 x 6 3/4 x 4 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1984.573

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware