Sugar bowl with lid

Object Number: 
Overall: 8 3/4 x 8 1/2 x 4 3/4 in. ( 22.2 x 21.6 x 12.1 cm ) Silver Weight: 24 oz (troy) 16 dwt (771 g)
stamped: on bases: "W.B. HEYER" in a conforming rectangle stamped: on bases below "HEYER" mark: "Hyde & Nevins" in a conforming rectangle
Wrought silver sugar bowl with lid; ovoid body applied to splayed feet with applied vertical gadrooned bands, set on four ball feet; applied, seamed die-rolled grapevine design band below the convex shoulder with an applied vertical lip with a gadrooned band around the edge; high rectangular domed lid with a gadrooned baluster finial; two serpent-head handles with engraved leaf design around the neck and on the handle sockets (handles only attach at base); makers' marks on base.
Gallery Label: 
The dating of the tea service to 1815-1820 derives from the years Hyde & Nevins are listed in the City directories. William B. Heyer working life extends from 1798 to 1828, thus the mid-career dating. It was believed to be owned by Major-General William Alexander Stirling (1726-1783), but this provenance is incompatible with the dating of the object.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Sarah E. Scofield
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group