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Object Name: Sugar bowl
Date: 1823-1824
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Medium: Silver
Dimensions: Overall: 4 3/8 x 8 1/2 x 5 5/8 in. ( 11.1 x 21.6 x 14.3 cm )
Place made: Europe, England, London
Description: Wrought silver sugar bowl; squat, round body with tapering gadrooning and repoussé chased foliate scrolls around the lower body; applied, stepped and concave shoulder with an applied foliate scroll and shell band rim; seated on four cast paw feet with foliate legs; two cast s-scroll handles with an acanthus leaf grips applied to the rim and the lower body; engraved on the front center in the heart shaped reserve with the arms of the Banks family, a griffin on fess; gilt interior; maker's marks stamped forward of the left handle on the shoulder.
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Maria Banks Taylor
Object Number: 1943.181d
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Marks: engraved: in the reserve: the arms of the Banks family, a griffin on fess stamped: forward of the left handle on the shoulder: "JA" in roman letters in a rectangle beside a lion passant in a chamfered rectangle, a leopard's head in a shield, "i" in a chamfered rectangle and the king's bust in an oval.

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This sugar bowl was given to Isabella Henderson Lenox (1789-1868) by her father Robert Lenox on the occassion of her marriage to William Banks in New York City, December 24, 1823.