Waste bowl

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Overall: 3 7/8 x 7 1/8 in. ( 9.8 x 18.1 cm )
engraved: in the reserve: the arms of the Banks family, a griffin on fess stamped: on the base: a lion passant in a chamfered rectangle, a leopard's head in a shield, the king's bust in an oval and "i" in a chamfered rectangle all around "JA" in roman le
Wrought silver waste bowl; squat, round body with tapering gadrooning and repoussé chased foliate scrolls around the lower body; applied, stepped and concave shoulder with an applied foliate scroll and shell band rim; seated on four cast paw feet with foliate legs; engraved on the front center in the heart shaped reserve with the arms of the Banks family, a griffin on fess; gilt interior; maker's marks stamped on the base.
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This waste bowl was given to Isabella Henderson Lenox (1789-1868) by her father Robert Lenox on the occassion of her marriage to William Banks in New York City, December 24, 1823.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Maria Banks Taylor
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group