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Covered sugar bowl, part of a three-piece set

about 1834
Lewis Cary (American, 1798–1834)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

18.5 x 23.5 x 12.2 cm (7 5/16 x 9 1/4 x 4 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1976.56

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware

Bowl has a shaped elliptical body with applied seamed vertical lip. Two high-curved hollow handles affixed at lip and center of body have applied reverse scroll on top and slight up-curve at bottom joining. Body set on raised molded base of conforming shape with applied seamed vertical rim. Cover of conforming elliptical shape, stepped and domed with applied mushroom shaped finial. Applied seamed bezel within plain edge.
Dents on either side of the body.

Inscription

"K" in script on base

Markings

"Cary" in uppercase letters in a rectangle

Provenance

[1]By descent to Elenor Clarke Bowser; January 14, 1976, bequest of Bowser to MFA.
[1]Donor claimed piece was given to her great-great-grandfather upon his retirement in 1835 from the post of Sergeant-at-arms of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. However, this post was not created until 1835, and the identity of donor's great-great-grandfather has not been determined

Credit Line

Bequest of Eleanor Clarke Bowser