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Footed Bowl

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
DATES 1838–1842
DIMENSIONS 4 5/8 x 6 3/4 x 6 3/4 in. (11.7 x 17.1 x 17.1 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Impressed on underside of bowl in center (visible through hollow pedestal): "L.L. WILLIAMS. / PHILAD.A"
CREDIT LINE Bequest of Mrs. William Sterling Peters
PROVENANCE Prior provenance not yet documented; prior to 1948, acquired by Marion Louise Smith Peters of Brooklyn, NY; 1950, bequeathed by Marion Louise Smith Peters to the Brooklyn Museum.
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Footed bowl, pewter. Hollow pedestal consists of round, slightly domed base with molded bands, tapers to narrow shaft, then flares out to molded step. Pedestal supports and is soldered to round bowl (appears continuous on exterior); bowl has straight sides and slightly flared lip. Incised line rings exterior of bowl about 1/8" below top edge. CONDITION: Fair; all-over pock marks and scratches; top edge not level and opening of bowl is misshapen; ding in side of bowl; spots of dark discoloration or corrosion, especially around base of pedestal and interior of bowl.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION Lorenzo L. Williams (American, active Philadelphia, Pa. 1838–1842). Footed Bowl, 1838–1842. Pewter, 4 5/8 x 6 3/4 x 6 3/4 in. (11.7 x 17.1 x 17.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Mrs. William Sterling Peters, 50.141.84a. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 50.141.84a.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 50.141.84a.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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