Sugar Bowl

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

ca. 1868

GUSN

GUSN-12104

Description

Open sugar bowl with a machine border. 2-handled circular body based on Greek crater. Molded base edged with uneven gadrooning. Wide reeding with stippling and plain band engraved "R". Flat molded C-shaped handles with out-turned tips and a gilt washed interior.

Details

Descriptive Terms

sugar bowls
gadrooning
wash technique
gilding
sterling silver
stipple engraving (printing process)
silver (metal)
foliation (pattern)
scrolling foliage
Sterling Silver
Gadrooned
Stipple Engraved
Gilt Wash
Foliate
BOWL, SUGAR

Inscription

On a silver bag label it reads: sugar cream- /Japanese silver/wedding present from Mr. and Mrs. Beaman.

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Food Service T&E

Dimensions

3 x 2.5 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.1453.1

Places

Rhode Island (United States)