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.
On each, on underside, stamped pattern number 15110, registration stamp for July 10, 1857, ELKINGTON & CO
On each, sovereign's head, lion passant; maker's mark FE (Culme 3876); anchor, date letter Z
1991, sold by Partridge Fine Arts, London, to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 25, 1991)
Gift of Mrs. Frederick T. Bradbury, by exchange
English (Birmingham), 1874–75