Overall: 4 1/8 x 4 1/4 in. ( 10.5 x 10.8 cm )
Bowl: 3 1/8 x 4 in. ( 7.9 x 10.2 cm )
Part (cover): 4 1/4 x 1 1/2 in.
Wrought silver sugar bowl and cover; inverted pear-shaped body on a cast, stepped foot; concave shoulder with a vertically applied, plain rim; domed, stepped and molded cover with a vertically applied bezel fitting over the rim of the bowl; cast, stepped handle, smaller than the foot of the bowl, but matching; maker's marks on the base and the center of the cover.
Gift of Miss Helen M. MacDonald
stamped: on base and cover: "Myers" in script, in a conforming surround
Probable descent: Mary Noel (1743-1828), who married Anthony Lispenard Bleecker (1741-1816); to their son Leonard Bleecker (1786-1841), who married Sarah Elizabeth Popham (1791-1882); to their daughter Mary Noel Bleecker (1812-1890), who married Pierre E. F. MacDonald (1814-1844); to their son Pierre Fleming MacDonald (1841-1922), who married Mary Young (1852-1910); to their daughter Helen Murray MacDonald (1882-1970), the donor.
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