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Bowl, Sugar

Description

Silver and gold sugar bowl, circa 1795, by an unknown American maker. This basin may have been bought secondhand and bears the monogram of its previous owner, as well as "CJB" for Charles Joseph Bonaparte (1851-1921). It became the model for the sugar basin of the same shape which was made by Kirk in 1876. The only change was the addition of a gold rather than silver gallery. This sugar basin is engraved "Bella Vista" on the underside of the base, a reference to Charles Joseph Bonaparte's country home in Baltimore County.

Creator

unknown

Date

circa 1795

Materials

Silver, gold

Dimensions

10 x 5 inches

Object ID

XX.5.28 a,b

Resource ID

8147

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Charles J. Bonaparte

Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture

Rights

This digital image is made available here for private study, scholarship, and research. Commercial and other uses are prohibited without the permission of the Maryland Center for History and Culture. For more information, visit the MCHC’s Reproductions and Permissions web page.