Sugar Bowl

English (London)
1730–31
Possibly by William Fordham (first mark entered 1707)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

H. 9.7 cm (3 13/16 in.); Diam of cover: 11.1 cm (4 3/8 in.); Weight: 280.7 gm (9 oz)

Accession Number

33.133a-b

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The covered bowl forms a flattened sphere resting on a raised stepped foot. The body is raised from sheet, with an applied wire rim. The raised cover has a molded wire rim and at the center a circular applied wire that serves as a handle or, when inverted, as a foot.

Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved on side, the coat of arms and crest of Cooke, Gildea Hall, co. essex, and Gloucestershire, with Bruers, Powell, powis, or Sutton in pretence.
INSCRIPTIONS: scratched on underside 5505

Markings

On underside of bowl and cover, maker's mark WF (Grimwade 3874); lion passant; date letter P; leopard's head crowned.

Provenance

Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: March 2, 1933)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)