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, repouss
Gift of Mr. Andrew Oliver
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"
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.