Overall: 6 3/8 x 7 1/2 x 4 in. ( 16.2 x 19 x 10.2 cm )
Silver Weight: 12 oz (troy) 16 dwt (398 g)
engraved: in reserve on one side: "M B" in bright-cut script
engraved: in reserve on opposite side: Beekman family crest: shield with wavy bend between two roses, bird's head in upper right, surmounted with two wings addorsed
Mark: stamped on base: "W.
Seamed silver sugar bowl; seamed body, oval in plan, convex sides, die-rolled decorative band inset between the main body and the concave upper body with a plain rim; engraved foliate band, below the die-rolled band; applied, oval footring with a die-rolled decorative band; raised lid, oval in plan, flat at rim with a decorative die-rolled band, rising in the center to an applied domed platform surmounted by a cast urn finial; two, applied squared strap handles; garlanded reserves on both sides with the Beekman family crest, a shield with a wavy bend between two roses, and a bird's head in upper right, surmounted with two wings addorsed, in one and the bright-cut initials, "M B" in the other; maker's mark stamped on the base.
Bequest of Catherine Augusta De Peyster
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