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Sugar Bowl

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Silver
  • Place Manufactured: New York, New York, United States
  • DATES ca. 1820
    DIMENSIONS 7 7/8 x 9 1/4 in. (20 x 23.5 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS "W. Thomson" [twice, 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
    ACCESSION NUMBER 64.76.3
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. Chester Dale
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION William Thomson (working 1809-1845). Sugar Bowl, ca. 1820. Silver, 7 7/8 x 9 1/4 in. (20 x 23.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Chester Dale, 64.76.3. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 64.76.1_64.76.2_64.76.3_64.76.4_acetate_bw.jpg)
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Part of a four-piece service. Squat two-handled oval-based silver sugar bowl with separate cover. A seated lamb is finial on dome of cover over repoussé foliate pattern. A continuous band of bundles of wheat is the border around the lip and the bottom and top of the foot of the bowl. Around the shoulder is a repeating band of: bundles of wheat, windmill, beehives, water mill, haystack cover, scythe and hatchel, rake and plow, wagon and homestead. The two handles are plain, curving ear-shaped in rococo spirit. CONDITION: Some bumps.
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    William Thomson (working 1809-1845). <em>Sugar Bowl</em>, ca. 1820. Silver, 7 7/8 x 9 1/4 in. (20 x 23.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Chester Dale, 64.76.3. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 64.76.1_64.76.2_64.76.3_64.76.4_acetate_bw.jpg)