Sugar bowl with lid

Object Number: 
1976.31ab
Date: 
ca. 1790
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 1/2 x 4 3/8 in. ( 24.1 x 11.1 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: in the reserves: "G M" stamped: twice on the base and once the bezel: "E P" in a rectangle
Description: 
Wrought silver sugar bowl with lid; urn-shaped body on a round pedestal, applied to a square base with a beaded band around the bottom edge; beaded rim; circular lid with an incurved shoulder with a beaded band joined to a narrow raised neck that flares to a domed platform with a beaded band; surmounted by a cast urn finial; bright-cut, shield reserve suspended from a bow knot and floral garland on each side; both reserves engraved, "G M" in script; maker's marks on the base and on the bezel of the lid.
Gallery Label: 
This sugar urn may have been fashioned by the silversmith John Pelletreau (1755-1822), using his father's mark.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group