Sugar Bowl

English (London)
1800–01
Marked by Peter Bateman (1740–1825), Marked by William Bateman I (1774–1850), Marked by Ann Bateman (1748–before 1813)


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

12.7 x 17.5 x 10.1 cm (5 x 6 7/8 x 4 in.) Weight: 260.8 gm (8 oz 8 dwt)

Accession Number

1985.65

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The elliptical body with curved tapering sides has panels of fluting on either side of the handles. It is formed of seamed sheet with an inset base. The panels in the center of each side and behind the handles are engraved with bright-cut floral sprays. The squared handles are formed of reeded wire. The surface is extremely worn.

Inscription

Engraved on side, MD; engraved on underside, 1802.

Markings

Near handle, maker's mark PB/AB/WB (Grimwade 2141); lion passant; leopard's head crowned; sovereign's head; date letter E.

Provenance

Martha Coffin (1783-1832) of Salem, Massachusetts, who married Richard Derby, by descent through the family to her great-great-granddaughter; Gift of Jeannie U. Dupee to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 27, 1985)

Credit Line

Gift of Jeannie U. Dupee