Waste bowl

Waste bowl
Waste bowl
Overall: 3 7/8 x 6 in. ( 9.8 x 15.2 cm )
Wrought (possibly spun) waste bowl; circular wide-bellied form with a narrow base; flat bottomed; cast c-scrolls, s-scrolls, and fleur-de-lis applied to the rim; four applied feet cast as trefoils with cast c-scrolls forming the rest of the rim around the base; chased, repousséd and engraved decoration covers the body and lid with floral garlands beneath waved and scrolled swags; initials, "T M & M S B" engraved in the front reserve in script; maker's mark on the base.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. Andrew Oliver
Object Number 
engraved: in reserve: "T M & M S B" in script Mark: stamped on base: "W. G & S" in a conforming rectangle over "W/ G/ &/ S"; possibly circle surrounding center punch; and an obscured date, possibly "1856"
Gallery Label 
This waste bowl was made for Thomas Marston Beare (1806-1869) and his wife Mary Saltonstall Beare (1807-1869), whose initials it bears. The same rim decoration can be found on an ewer in the collection of Winterthur (61.964).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group