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Waste bowl

Object Number: 
1974.27e
Date: 
1896
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/4 x 5 in. ( 7 x 12.7 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: center front: "A T M" in script engraved: on base: "November 10th 1897" in script Mark: stamped along bottom around periphery four times incuse: "HOWARD & CO." /"NEW YORK" /"STERLING"/"1896" Mark: stamped underside of center right foot also s
Description: 
Cast silver waste bowl in the Georgian melon pattern; round, squat body with chased lobes decorated with a foliate scroll design; on four cast legs attached to the body with trefoils dropping into paw feet; convex shoulder flared to a scalloped rim with applied cast gadrooning; engraved, "A T M" in script on the center front, and "November 10th 1897" in script on the base; makers' marks on base.
Gallery Label: 
This waste bowl was a wedding gift to the donor's parents, Alice Townsend Martin, whose initials are engraved on the service, and Benjamin Brandreth McAlpin, on November 10, 1897.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Townsend M. McAlpin
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group