Sugar bowl with lid
Overall: 6 3/4 x 6 1/2 x 4 in. ( 17.1 x 16.5 x 10.2 cm )
engraved: in the forward reserve: "I C" in script stamped: on base: "W. G. Forbes" in a rectangle, in script
Wrought and seamed silver sugar bowl with lid; oval, boat-shaped body on a flared footring with wheel turned decoration; convex, foliate engraved band inset between main body and the concave upper body with a plain rim and a die-rolled decorative band below; two cast scroll handles with pendent hinged rings; raised lid, oval in plan, flat at the rim, rising in the center to a domed platform surmounted by a cast urn finial; bright-cut dart and wheel turned border on the flat edge of the lid; oval reserves surrounded by engraved garlands on both sides of the body; forward reserve engraved, "I C" in script; maker's mark on base.
This sugar bowl was presented to Commodore Isaac Chauncey (1772-1840), who was the commander of naval forces on Lakes Erie and Ontario during the War of 1812 and later was appointed Commandant of the New York Navy Yard (1825-1832).
Bequest of Mrs. Edwin Blake
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