Overall: 5 7/8 x 8 5/8 in. ( 14.9 x 21.9 cm )
engraved: front center: "B" in gothic script stamped: on the base: twice, "P. Chitry" in script in a rectangle
Wrought silver punch bowl; deep, circular bowl-shaped body on a circular molded and stepped pedestal with gadrooning around the footring and around the body joint; convex band around the body, below the vertically applied, gadrooned rim; front center engraved, "B" in gothic script; maker's mark on the base.
This punch bowl belonged to Mrs. Martha Coggeshall Holly (b. 1804), who married John Bissell in 1829.
Gift of Miss Adelaide Milton de Groot
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