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Sugar Bowl

Decorative Arts and Design

MEDIUM Silver, gilt interior
DATES ca. 1875
DIMENSIONS 3 1/2 x 5 3/4 x 4 in. (8.9 x 14.6 x 10.2 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Impressed on underside in center of bowl: "TIFFANY & Co / 3594 M 3933 / STERLING-SILVER"
INSCRIPTIONS Inscribed on exterior of bowl, in center between handles single monogram in fancy Gothic script: "L"
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. John H. Livingston
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Silver sugar bowl raised on four legs. Hemispherical bowl extended at bottom into continuous, short cylindrical base; band of basketwork pattern around exterior of base; interior of bowl is gilded. Bowl raised on four splayed legs which are molded to look like bamboo stalks and have scrolled feet. Two of these opposing legs extend upward along side of bowl and form ear-shaped handles. At top juncture of each handle, the bamboo stalk sprouts a thin branch with leaves, berries, and flowers that is applied to the bowl. Condition: Good; light scratching, heavily tarnished on handles and legs.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Tiffany & Company (American, founded 1853). Sugar Bowl, ca. 1875. Silver, gilt interior, 3 1/2 x 5 3/4 x 4 in. (8.9 x 14.6 x 10.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. John H. Livingston, 1996.37.8. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1996.37.8.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 1996.37.8.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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