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Sugar Bowl

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
DATES 1790-1800
DIMENSIONS height: 9 13/16 in. (25 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS "Burger" [in script within shaped rectangle] "N York" [in script]
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
CREDIT LINE Gift of Samuel E. Haslett
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CAPTION John Burger (American, active 1780-1805). Sugar Bowl, 1790-1800. Silver, height: 9 13/16 in. (25 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Samuel E. Haslett, 20.787. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 20.787_acetate_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Urn-shaped bowl with square plinth, circular stem and ovoid bowl. The circular cover terminates in an urn-shaped finial. There is a narrow scalloped border around the circular base and around the cover. Two other borders of small, repeated patterns encircle the rim of bowl and cover. Around the bowl festoons of leaves and flowers are arranged, ascending to three peaks. From two of these peaks, medallions are suspended by knots of ribbons; script initials are enclosed in them. Condition: Good.
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Sugar Bowl