Sugar bowl with lid

Object Number: 
1947.4ab
Date: 
ca. 1810
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 x 8 3/8 x 4 1/4 in. ( 17.8 x 21.3 x 10.8 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: center of body: "B" in script stamped: on base: "C & I. W. FORBES" in a rectangle, twice between two five-pointed stars in circles and an anchor in a rectangle
Description: 
Seamed silver sugar bowl with lid; bowl has oval, boat-shaped body with an applied foliate footring, convex body with applied, die rolled grapevine frieze, and concave shoulder raised to a vertically applied, foliate rim band; bowl is supported on four cast ball feet; rectangular lid is flat at edges and raised to a rectangular platform at center with an applied, cast prone animal finial; two cast, animal head loop handles are attached to the upper body with acanthus leaf joints; engraved, "B" in script at the center of the body; makers hallmarks stamped along the base.
Gallery Label: 
This sugar bowl belonged to Mrs. John Bissell (Martha Coggeshall Holly).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Adelaide Milton de Groot
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group