Expanded Hours

We're now open Wednesdays through Sundays! Proof of vaccination is required. Learn more >

Sugar bowl with lid

Object Number: 
1916.9ab
Date: 
ca. 1819 - 1828
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 3/8 x 7 x 4 1/4 in. ( 23.8 x 17.8 x 10.8 cm ) Silver Weight: 18 oz (troy) 17 dwt (587 g)
Marks: 
engraved: on shoulder, body and foot: "In memory of Samuel Jones/ Born 26 July 1734 Died 21 November 1819/ Recorder of the City of New York 1789-1797/ First Comptroller of the State of New York/ 15 March 1797 - 12 March 1800/ Bequest of his/ great great
Description: 
Wrought silver sugar bowl with lid; oval boat-shaped body with gadrooning around the lower body; seated on an oval, stepped and molded pedestal with a band of gadrooning and a vertically applied, stamped foliate band; pedestal on four hollow cast ball feet; lower body flared to a stamped, vertically applied pastoral landscape band, below a convex shoulder; foliate stamped band vertically applied around the rim; oval lid raised in the center to an oval, gadrooned and domed platform; hollow cast, rectangular, gadrooned and domed finial with an applied foliate band around the center; two cast, squared strap handles; engraved on the shoulder, body and foot in the memory of, "Samuel Jones"; maker's mark on the base.
Gallery Label: 
This sugar bowl belonged to the Honorable Samuel Jones (1734-1819), the first Comptroller of the state of New York (1797-1800).
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Maria Duane Bleecker Cox
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group