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Sugar Bowl

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The sugar bowl is cylindrical with a low molded foot. The handles are hollow-cast and are modeled as prunus branches, each with a butterfly on the top. The sugar bowl was almost certainly formed of seamed sheet.

Inscription

On each, on underside, stamped pattern number 15110, registration stamp for July 10, 1857, ELKINGTON & CO

Marks

On each, sovereign's head, lion passant; maker's mark FE (Culme 3876); anchor, date letter Z

Provenance

1991, sold by Partridge Fine Arts, London, to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 25, 1991)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Frederick T. Bradbury, by exchange

English (Birmingham), 1874–75

Object Place

Birmingham, England

Dimensions

H. 7.9 cm x W.12.9 cm (3 1/8 x 5 1/16 in.); Diam: 7.7 cm ( 3 1/16 in.); Weight: 175.8 gm (5 oz 13 dwt)

Accession Number

1991.541

Medium or Technique

Silver, gilded silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver