Sugar bowl with lid
Overall: 6 1/8 x 6 7/8 x 4 1/8 in. ( 15.6 x 17.5 x 10.5 cm )
engraved: in one reserve: "L J B" in bright-cut script Mark: Five hallmarks stamped in relief in row along underside of foot at left: a bust of a man in an oval, a lion passant in a chamfered rectangle, "q" in a chamfered rectangle, a crowned leopard's
Wrought silver sugar bowl with lid; oval, inverted pear-shaped body with the sides raised to high points; applied to an oval, stepped and splayed foot with an applied, reeded, vertical footring; wheel turned bands around the edges of each step; applied, cast reeded band around the rim; band of bright-cut geometric, foliate and scroll decoration below the rim; engraved swags around octagonal reserves in the center of each side, in one reserve the initials, "L J B" are engraved in bright-cut script; concave, oval lid with bright-cut and wheel turned bands around the edge and a high, conical dome in the center with wheel turned and engraved decoration around the top; dome surmounted by a cast urn finial; makers' marks stamped on the base and inside the lid.
This sugar bowl belonged to Major Leonard Bleeker (1755-1844) and his wife Johanna Abeel (1764-1810), who married in 1783.
Bequest of Elizabeth B. Knight
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