Sugar bowl with lid

Object Number: 
ca. 1790-1810
Overall: 9 3/4 x 4 in. ( 24.8 x 10.2 cm )
Engraving: Center-front shields framed with bright-cut engraved floral festoons with foliate swags suspended from bright-cut engraved patera, with bright-cut engraved tied foliate branches at shield bottom; shields suspended from bright-cut engraved bow a
Wrought silver sugar bowl with lid; circular urn-shaped body joined to a circular pedestal with applied beaded bands around the joint of the body and the joint to the applied square base; beaded band around the rim; bright-cut bell flower, dot and wave bands below the rim; raised circular lid, flat at the edge and stepped to a beaded band, curves up to a tall narrow neck that flares to a beaded molding and domed top; cast urn finial; bright-cut shields suspended from a bow knots with floral garlands behind, engraved, "M B" in bright-cut script on each side of the body; no maker's marks.
Gallery Label: 
This sugar bowl probably belonged to Evert Bush, a New York City boat builder. He married Mary McEachron.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mary E. Warner
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group