Overall: 4 3/4 x 6 1/4 in. ( 12.1 x 15.9 cm )
Wrought silver waste bowl; round body on a high splayed foot with an applied vertical edge; bright-cut geometric floral design below the applied reeded lip; shield-shaped reserve at the center of the body surrounded by an engraved garland and an oval of geometric designs; engraved with the initials, "AMW" in script; makers marks on the foot ring.
Gift of Mrs. Bayard Verplanck
Mark: stamped on foot ring: "W.G.Forbes" in a conforming rectangle between an eagle's head in an oval and a sheaf of wheat in a rectangle (DuBois' pseudohallmarks)
According to the New-York Historical Society Annual Report this tea service came from the Verplanck Mansion at 3 Wall St (1750-1822). A similar service with the marks of Forbes and DuBois can be found at the Yale University Art Gallery (1960.53.1-3).
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