Sugar Bowl

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1820-1835

GUSN

GUSN-242154

Description

Sugar bowl with lid. Squat oval body with scalloped rim. Two foliate handles. Oval footed base. Transfer printed blue on blue eagle and shield pattern with Boston harbor in the distance. Lid has hat shaped finial and facetted sides, blue on blue floral and scroll pattern.

Details

Descriptive Terms

sugar bowls
transfer printing
Bowl, Serving
Bowl, Sugar
Bowl, Sugar

Label

One of many views of the early United States highlighted in the online exhibit "Patriotic America."
A reputed distant view of Boston Harbor with the center subject a large spread winged American Eagle perched on a rock above an American Shield. Although there is no proof that this is indeed the view it is purported to be, it is a beautiful view which varies from piece to piece as regards the buildings pictured and the number of ships in the harbor.

Inscription

"6" (Stamped in blue ink and impressed)

Pattern

Boston Harbor

Additional Identification Number

4.1
793

Related Items

Title Federal tea service Accession Number 2010.35.1

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Food Service T&E; Serving Vessels

Dimensions

6 1/2 x 8 x 4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift from the family of Nancy Merrill Godbold Shaffer, granddaughter of Annie Whitcomb Baker Clifford of Arlington, Massachusetts

Accession Number

2010.35.1.2AB