Sugar bowl

about 1760
Charles Allan (British, active about 1742–1763), Assayer Anthony Danvers (British, 1728–1772)


Object Place: Kingston, Jamaica

Dimensions

Overall: 18.7 x 12.1 cm (7 3/8 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2007.253a-b

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Regional Styles in Middle Colonies Gallery (Gallery 134)

Collections

Americas, Europe

Classifications

Silver hollowware

Fashionable styles like the Baroque and the Rococo became international in scope, finding expression in European colonies and other far-flung areas. Created in the latest Rococo fashion with an inverted, pear-shaped form embellished with ruffled scrolls and foliage, this bowl was made in Jamaica, a British colony.

Inscription

Engraved unidentified crest on side of bowl.

Original scratch weight on bottom: "25 oz=6"

Markings

The base struck with "ALLAN" in a rectangle twice; "'CA" in a rectangle as maker's marks.

Also has assayer's marks: "A [pellet] D" in a shaped cartouche; and an alligator head in a rectangle, also struck on the base.

Lid unmarked.

Provenance

Early history unknown; purchased from Robert Lloyd, Inc., New York, N.Y., 2007.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by the James Parker Charitable Trust