Sugar Bowl

Irish (Probably Cork)
about 1790


Dimensions

6 cm (2 3/8 in.) Weight: 200 gm (6 oz 9 dwt)

Accession Number

58.1349

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The raised circular bowl has vertical sides and a wavy everted rim and rests on three mask and paw feet. The body is chased with spiral fluting and scattered punched foliage and flower swags between the flutes. The thickly cast and chased paw feet, soldered unevenly to the bowl, are surmounted by a chased scroll and a heavily cast and chased grotesque mask head.

Inscription

Engraved on underside, "M / D * A" ; scratched on underside, "oz 6=9".

Provenance

Gift of Misses Aimee and Rosamond Lamb to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 12, 1958)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb