Sugar bowl with lid

Object Number: 
1941.939cd
Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 5/8 x 7 1/2 x 5 3/4 in. ( 19.4 x 19 x 14.6 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on base: "Wm.. F. LADD" in a conforming rectangle over "NEW YORK " in a conforming rectangle
Description: 
Wrought silver sugar bowl with lid; octagonal, lantern-shaped body with an extended neck; rounded base set on four scroll feet with acanthus leaves at the knees; plain convex band at the shoulder; cast and applied octagonal stepped rim; octagonal domed lid with an octagonal balustrade finial; two cast, scrolled silver handles with acanthus leaf thumbpieces and cast acanthus blossoms below the handle centers; crisp engraving of foliate scrolls with japanesque figures and scenes on each of the eight segments of the body; eight different flowers engraved on the rounded base; maker's marks on the base.
Gallery Label: 
This sugar bowl with lid belonged to Harriet Lyon McMartin, wife of Peter McMartin and great-grandmother of the donor.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Harriet McMartin Richards
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group