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Sugar Bowl

Maker:
Thomas Shields (1742–1819)
Date:
1765–85
Geography:
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Overall: 6 5/8 x 4 7/8 in. (16.8 x 12.4 cm); 10 oz. 2 dwt. (313.5 g) Foot: Diam. 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm) Body: H. 3 15/16 in. (10 cm); 6 oz. 9 dwt. (200.9 g) Cover: 2 3/4 x 4 3/8 in. (7 x 11.1 cm); 3 oz. 12 dwt. (112.6 g)
Classification:
Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. J. Amory Haskell, in memory of the families of John L. Riker and Jonathan Amory Haskell, 1940
Accession Number:
40.57.4a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774
Inscription: engraved on body in interlaced script: SMR
lightly scratched on underside: 7 = 5

Marking: marked four times on underside: T[pellet]S (in rectangle)
Samuel Read; by family decent, his great-great-nephew, John Joseph Read (b. 1841); his niece, Alice Read Oliphant Paul (ca. 1871–1952); Edna M. Netter (1890–1980), Antiques dealer, New Jersey; purchased, Mrs. J. Amory Haskell (1864–1942); gift, in memory of the families of John L. Riker and Jonathan Amory Haskell, to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1940.
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