Sugar Bowl

English (Birmingham)
1874–75
Marked by Frederick Elkington (1887–1963), Made by Elkington & Co. (English)


Object Place: Europe, Birmingham, England

Dimensions

H. 7.9 cm x W.12.9 cm (3 1/8 x 5 1/16 in.); Diam: 7.7 cm ( 3 1/16 in.); Weight: 175.8 gm (5 oz 13 dwt)

Accession Number

1991.541

Medium or Technique

Silver, gilded silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The sugar bowl is cylindrical with a low molded foot. The handles are hollow-cast and are modeled as prunus branches, each with a butterfly on the top. The sugar bowl was almost certainly formed of seamed sheet.

Inscription

On each, on underside, stamped pattern number 15110, registration stamp for July 10, 1857, ELKINGTON & CO

Markings

On each, sovereign's head, lion passant; maker's mark FE (Culme 3876); anchor, date letter Z

Provenance

1991, sold by Partridge Fine Arts, London, to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 25, 1991)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Frederick T. Bradbury, by exchange