Bowl

Bowl
Title
Bowl
Date 
1753/54
Medium 
Silver
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 1/4 x 6 1/4 in. ( 8.3 x 15.9 cm )
Description 
Wrought silver bowl; deep, bowl-shaped body with a flared and scalloped rim chased with flowers and foliate scrolls; seated on a molded circular foot with a chased band of flowers; the shield reserve on the front center engraved, "S L" in script, surrounded by a floral garland and a banner below engraved, "SPERO/ MELIORA" in roman letters; maker's marks stamped on the base.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Fanny Clark
Object Number 
1923.58
Marks 
engraved: front center: "S L" in script, surrounded by a floral garland and a banner below engraved, "SPERO/ MELIORA" in roman letters stamped: on the base: "WG" in script conforming, "J" in a sheld, a lion passant conforming, a crowned leopard's head conforming
Gallery Label 
This bowl bears the motto of the Livingston family.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group