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Sugar bowl with lid

Object Number: 
1974.27fg
Date: 
1896
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/2 x 7 7/8 x 5 1/4 in. ( 11.4 x 20 x 13.3 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: center front of bowl: "A T M" in script engraved: on base of bowl: "November 10th 1897" in script Mark: stamped along bottom around periphery four times incuse: "HOWARD & CO."/ "NEW YORK"/"STERLING" / "1896" Mark: stamped underside of front
Description: 
Cast silver sugar bowl with lid in the Georgian melon pattern; round, squat body with chased lobes decorated with a foliate scroll design; on four cast legs attached to the body with trefoils dropping into paw feet; convex shoulder flared to a scalloped rim with applied cast gadrooning; two simple, seamed scrolled silver handles attached at the body and rim; cast lid with a raised mushroom dome and chased, scrolled foliate design; lobed knob finial; gilt interior; engraved, "A T M" in script on the center front, and "November 10th 1897" in script on the base; makers' marks on base.
Gallery Label: 
This sugar bowl with lid was a wedding gift to the donor's parents, Alice Townsend Martin, whose initials are engraved on the service, and Benjamin Brandreth McAlpin, on November 10, 1897.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Townsend M. McAlpin
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group