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Bowl and underplate

Bowl and underplate
Title
Bowl and underplate
Date 
1884
Medium 
Silver
Dimensions 
Bowl: 2 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. ( 7 x 14.6 cm ) saucer: 5/8 x 7 in. ( 1.6 x 17.8 cm )
Description 
Wrought silver bowl and underplate; circular, bowl-shaped body on a plain circular footring; plain applied rim; repoussé chased foliate band below the rim, and a plain band with triangles and flower motifs below the foliate band; engraved on the front, "H. MacM. R." in script; engraved on the base, "Harriet MacMartin Richards/ FROM/ A. W. McLAREN/ SEPT. 30, 1884" in gothic and ribbon script;flat, circular dish with a raised edge; applied, scalloped and waved rim with repoussé chased flowers; engraved in the center, "H. MacM. R." in script; maker's marks on the base.
Credit Line 
Gift of Miss Harriet MacMartin Richards
Object Number 
1942.280ab
Marks 
engraved: center front of bowl and center of the saucer: "H. MacM. R." in script engraved: on the base of the bowl: "Harriet MacMartin Richards/ FROM/ A. W. McLAREN/ SEPT. 30, 1884" in gothic and ribbon script stamped: on the bases: "STERLING SILVER" in a banner around, "925/---/1000" over "THEODORE B. STARR" over an oval with a bird in a garland over, "40" all in roman letters
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group