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Waste bowl

Waste bowl
Waste bowl
ca. 1820
Overall: 5 1/4 x 8 x 6 1/4 in. ( 13.3 x 20.3 x 15.9 cm )
Wrought silver waste bowl; rectangular, circular body seated on a molded, stepped base with a vertically applied, stamped anthemion footring; body flares to an applied, chased foliate and grape band rim; two cast bail handles with balls in the center on each side of the body; cast joints in the form of a woman's head set between foliate scrolls; joints applied over chased decoration; engraved, "W M B" on the center front; maker's mark stamped on the base.
Credit Line 
Gift of Louise Stafford Gilder, 12/14/73
Object Number 
engraved: front center: "W M B" in bright-cut script stamped: on base: "S. KIRK" in a rectangle
Gallery Label 
This waste bowl may have belonged to the Beekman family.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group