Waste Bowl, William Forbes (baptized 1799, active New York, 1826–63), Silver, American

Waste Bowl

Maker:
William Forbes (baptized 1799, active New York, 1826–63)
Date:
1835–40
Geography:
Made in New York, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Overall: 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm); 12 oz. 9 dwt. (387.6 g)
Lip: Diam. 6 1/16 in. (15.4 cm)
Foot: Diam. 4 15/16 in. (12.5 cm)
Classification:
Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Guerdon Holden Nelson, Cyril Irwin Nelson, Nicholas Macy Nelson and Michael Underhill Nelson, in devoted memory of their grandmother, Elinor Irwin Holden, and their mother, Elise Macy Nelson, 1981
Accession Number:
1981.22.6
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774
Inscription: engraved on body in shaded gothic: E [lozenge] I [lozenge] C
engraved on underside: 1840

Marking: marked on underside: BALL, TOMPKINS & BLACK (in curved banner) / SUCCESSORS TO (in rectangle) / MARQUAND & CO. (in curved banner) / NEW-YORK (in rectangle)
marked underside: W.F (in rectangle) ; [?] (in circle) (it is not clear if it is WF conjoined or an eagle)