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Stories in Sterling: Four Centuries of Silver in New York

Brandywine bowl (brandewijnkom)

Brandywine bowl (brandewijnkom)
Object name 
Brandywine bowl (brandewijnkom)
Date 
ca. 1700
Medium 
Silver
Description 
Brandywine bowls are traditionally associated with the Dutch New York ritual of the kindermaal, a celebratory feast held in honor of a mother and her newborn child within ten days of the birth. The guests, predominantly female, feasted on sweet cakes and communally sipped a potent brew of brandy and raisins from a bowl such as this.
Credit Line 
New-York Historical Society, Bequest of Catharine Augusta De Peyster
Object Number 
1911.38
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group