Overall: 3 7/8 x 7 1/8 in. ( 9.8 x 18.1 cm )
Wrought silver waste bowl; squat, round body with tapering gadrooning and repoussé chased foliate scrolls around the lower body; applied, stepped and concave shoulder with an applied foliate scroll and shell band rim; seated on four cast paw feet with foliate legs; engraved on the front center in the heart shaped reserve with the arms of the Banks family, a griffin on fess; gilt interior; maker's marks stamped on the base.
Gift of Mrs. Maria Banks Taylor
engraved: in the reserve: the arms of the Banks family, a griffin on fess
stamped: on the base: a lion passant in a chamfered rectangle, a leopard's head in a shield, the king's bust in an oval and "i" in a chamfered rectangle all around "JA" in roman letters in a rectangle
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