Two-handled bowl

Maker: Jacob Boelen (ca. 1657–1729)

Date: 1675–1700

Geography: Made in New York, New York, United States

Culture: American

Medium: Silver

Dimensions: Overall: 3 3/8 x 8 1/8 in. (8.6 x 20.6 cm); 8 oz. 15 dwt. (272.8 g)
Lip: Diam. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm)
Foot: Diam. 3 11/16 in. (9.4 cm)

Classification: Silver

Credit Line: Gift of Margaret S. Remsen, 1924

Accession Number: 24.105


Brandewijn-kommen, or brandywine bowls, were used ceremonially. Filled with raisins and brandy, a bowl would be circulated among the assembled guests, who served themselves with a silver spoon.