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Sugar Bowl

Decorative Arts and Design

DATES ca. 1843
DIMENSIONS 9 x 8 1/4 x 5 1/4 in. (22.9 x 21 x 13.3 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Marked: "SamL Kirk" [assayer's mark, dominical letter F]
INSCRIPTIONS Monogram incised in plain register in center of bowl: Gothic "P"
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richman Proskauer
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Silver sugar bowl and lid, with elaborate repoussé decorations; part of a 5-piece tea and coffee service. Bowl and lid form inverted, egg-shape; bowl raised on slightly domed pedestal and has two squared handles that rise high above pot. Lid has molded finial in shape of flower that has become detached. Repoussé decorations: body covered with naturalistic still-life scene with pheasants, flowers, butterflies, potted plants, and fruits; lid covered with flowers; each handle has flowers and foliate decorations at ends and a ram's head at upper, outside corner; pedestal covered with flowers and egg-and-dart band around edge.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Samuel Kirk (American, 1793–1872). Sugar Bowl, ca. 1843. Silver, 9 x 8 1/4 x 5 1/4 in. (22.9 x 21 x 13.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richman Proskauer, 44.60.4. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 44.60.1_44.60.2_44.60.3_44.60.4_44.60.5_acetate_bw.jpg)
IMAGE group, 44.60.1_44.60.2_44.60.3_44.60.4_44.60.5_acetate_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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