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Sugar Bowl With Cover

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Silver and other metals
  • Place Manufactured: New York, New York, United States
  • DATES ca. 1878
    DIMENSIONS 5 3/4 x 7 1/2 x 5 in. (14.6 x 19.1 x 12.7 cm)
    MARKINGS "TIFFANY & Co 4872 MAKERS 5701 / STERLING-SILVER / -AND- / OTHER METALS / 138 / M" Scratch Marks on bottom: "19/IV-; 1050 466; 8404" On rim of bowl and lid: "ET in small stamp (French import marks)"
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 86.242.1
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Lewis
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Sugar bowl and cover. Squat spherical form rises from simple foot rim to short neck; two up-turning D-shaped handles, each with flaring mid rib; domed lid terminates in copper eggplant finial. Surface of bowl and lid is hand-hammered; both lid and bowl wrapped with applied silver vines and leaves with copper; bowl wrapped with applied silver vines and leaves with copper and "marbleized" metal eggplants and gold blossoms. Scattered on surface of bowl are: "marbleized" butterfly, silver bug, silver leaping frog (on a leaf); on lid: silver and copper butterfly, silver and copper dragonfly. Around applied ornament are areas of pitting (in imitation of rough-cast bronze?). Gilt interiors. CONDITION: Minor wear, but excellent.
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