Sugar bowl

  • Category:

    Metals

  • Creator (Role):

    Thomas Charles Fletcher (Manufacturer)

    Gorham Manufacturing Co. (Manufacturer)

  • Place of Origin:

    Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

  • Secondary Place of Origin:

    Providence, Rhode Island, United States, North America

  • Date:

    1830-1840

  • Materials:

    Silver

  • Techniques:

    Wrought, Cast, Spun, Engraved

  • Museum Object Number:

    2014.0017.004 A, B


  • Complete Details



Object Number

2014.0017.004 A, B

Object Name

Sugar bowl

Category

Metals

Credit Line/Donor

Gift of Mrs. Freida Herrschoff

Creator (Role)

Thomas Charles Fletcher (Manufacturer)
April 3, 1787-November 14, 1866

Gorham Manufacturing Co. (Manufacturer)
The Gorham Manufacturing Corporation had several different names during its history.

Place of Origin

Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

Origin Notes

The bowl was made in Philadelphia, but the lid is a later replacement and made by Gorham Manufacturing Corporation, probably in Rhode Island, but possibly in New York.

Secondary Place of Origin

Providence, Rhode Island, United States, North America

Date

1830-1840

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Mark; Underside, on body; "T. FLETCHER / PHILAD." in a pointed oval, stamped
2. Inscription; Body, proper right side; Interlaced script initials: "EDLH", engraved
3. Inscription; Underside, on foot rim; "Z.E.L.", engraved
4. Inscription; Underside, on base; "963" scratched

Materials

Silver

Techniques

Wrought, Cast, Spun, Engraved

Dimensions (inches)

9 (H) , 9.5 (W) , 5.875 (Diam) , 33.9 (Weight)

Dimensions (centimeters)

22.86 (H) , 24.13 (W) , 14.922 (Diam) , 962 (Weight)

Measurement Notes

Diameter given is of base. The weight of the body is 835 grams; the lid is 126 grams.

Object Description

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