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Fashionable styles like the Baroque and the Rococo became international in scope, finding expression in European colonies and other far-flung areas. Created in the latest Rococo fashion with an inverted, pear-shaped form embellished with ruffled scrolls and foliage, this bowl was made in...

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Inscription

Engraved unidentified crest on side of bowl. Original scratch weight on bottom: "25 oz=6"

Marks

The base struck with "ALLAN" in a rectangle twice; "'CA" in a rectangle as maker's marks. Also has assayer's marks: "A [pellet] D" in a shaped cartouche; and an alligator head in a rectangle, also struck on the base. Lid unmarked.

Provenance

Early history unknown; purchased from Robert Lloyd, Inc., New York, N.Y., 2007.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by the James Parker Charitable Trust

about 1760

Object Place

Kingston, Jamaica

Dimensions

Overall: 18.7 x 12.1 cm (7 3/8 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2007.253a-b

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware