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Sugar urn with cover

Maker:
Robert and William Wilson (active ca. 1825–ca.1846)
Date:
ca. 1830
Geography:
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
silver
Dimensions:
9 1/4 x 4 1/2 in. (23.5 x 11.4 cm) 17 oz. 14 dwt (551.1g)
Classification:
Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Peter A. Feld, 2009
Accession Number:
2009.505.3
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774
Marking: marked twice on underside of urn: R & W WILSON (in rectangular surround)
Dr. Philip Syng Physick (1768–1837); his son Emlen Physick (1817–60); his son Emlen Physick, Jr. (ca. 1857–1916); his maiden aunt Emilie Parmentier (ca. 1853–1935); her caregiver, Frances Cresse Brooks; her son, Joseph Robinson Brooks (b. 1893); by descent in family; sold at Christie's, New York, May 22, 2008; sold to Peter Feld; gift to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2009.
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