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Waste bowl

Object Number: 
ca. 1840
Overall: 7 1/4 x 7 1/4 in. ( 18.4 x 18.4 cm )
Mark: stamped with two block letter "W" in relief in square surround above maker's marks. engraved: in the reserves: crowned lion passant
Wrought silver waste bowl; inverted pear-shaped body on a high domed foot joined to the body by an applied circular pedestal, with an applied vertical footring, both decorated with a die-rolled floral heart motif; concave shoulder; curved, applied, die-rolled floral heart band below the vertical lip; repoussé and chased floral design on the body and around the foot; Lenox family crest, a lion passant crowned, engraved in the reserves on both sides; maker's mark on the base.
Gallery Label: 
This waste bowl was made for James Lenox (1800-1800). Wiliam Forbes was the grandson of William Garrett Forbes, and the son of Colin Van Gelder Forbes, both New York silversmiths.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Jr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group