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Two-handled sugar bowl with lid, part of a four-piece tea service

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The object has a raised body, applied floral concave decoration above the shoulder, exuberant floral decoration around the perimeter, and a large cast leafy floral element on the lid. The short splayed trumpet foot is reeded along its side. The sugar bowl has double handles and a separate cover.


Sugar bowl is the sole object in service to bear the entwined script monogram "MH" within the floral reserve on one side of the bowl. A similar reserve on the reverse has been left blank.


“JONES, LOWS & BALL / Boston / Pure Silver Coin / Boston,” each in a rectangle and arranged to form a rough square, struck on bottom of all. The retailer’s and place names are in roman letters, the quality mark in italics.


: Fashioned for Mark Healey (1791 – 1876), m. Caroline Foster (1800 – 1871) in 1821; by descent to their daughter Caroline Wells Healey (1822 – 1912) and Charles Henry Appleton Dall (1816 – 1886), m. 1844; to their son William Healey Dall (1845 – 1927) and Annette Whitney (1859 – 1943), m. 1880; to their daughter Marion Dall (1882 – 1962); to her son Mark Healey Dall (1915 – 2000), who retained the Dall family name, and Pauline Kingsland Dall (b. 1920), m. 1947, who made the gift in her husband’s name.

Credit Line

Gift of Mark Healey Dall


Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts


Overall: 19.8 x 20 x 21.9 x 15.2 cm (7 13/16 x 7 7/8 x 8 5/8 x 6 in.)

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Silver hollowware