Sugar bowl with lid
Overall: 10 1/4 x 10 x 6 1/4 in. ( 26 x 25.4 x 15.9 cm )
stamped: on base: "W. FORBES" in a rectangle engraved: in the reserves: crowned lion passant
Wrought silver sugar bowl with lid; inverted pear-shaped body on a high domed foot joined to the body by an applied circular pedestal, with an applied vertical footring, both decorated with a die-rolled floral heart motif; concave shoulder; curved, applied, die-rolled floral heart band below the vertical lip; circular raised dome lid with a cast floral and acanthus leaf finial; two cast silver scroll handles with acanthus leaf decoration applied to the body and lip at the sides; repoussé and chased floral design on the body and around the foot; Lenox family crest, a lion passant crowned, engraved in the reserves on both sides; maker's mark on the base.
This sugar bowl with lid was made for James Lenox (1800-1800). Wiliam Forbes was the grandson of William Garrett Forbes, and the son of Colin Van Gelder Forbes, both New York silversmiths.
Bequest of Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Jr.
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