This is a beautifully designed and meticulously crafted c1845 American coin silver covered sugar.
In rarely observed inverted pear form.
From the well regarded Boston firm of Harris & Stanwood. Known for elegant, classical inspired silver wares for two decades.
Shown with matching cream pitcher and associated coin teapot. Listed shortly in separate auctions.
The sugar bowl is extremely well crafted. With broad waist, tapering to much smaller, curvaceous lower end. Referred to as inverted pear design.
Shoulder with elegant die rolled "Vitruvian" wave decorative band. A classic ancient Roman architectural design.
Supported on well crafted, four step circular base. Lavish, leaf, floral and vine decoration applied to base edge.
Richly detailed floral on satin cap, S-scroll handles.
Recessed, circular stepped domed cover. Well fit. Domed centre. Topped with raised "flower within flower" finial, on spread satin chased leaf surround.
Monogrammed "DH to "ME".
This elegant, c1835 Harris & Standwood covered sugar, in rarely observed inverted pear form is 8 1/4 inches tall, and 8 wide. Exceptionally thick, heavy guage solid silver construction, it weighs 19 1/2 ounces.
In excellent condition. Appears little, if ever used.
Rich, lustreous silver patina, both inside and out. Cover fits perfectly to base. The raised leaf, floral and vine decoration to base and the die rolled leafy "Vitruvian" scrolling wave decorative band to shoulder retain their original crisp, vibrant detail throughout.
Crisp, well struck hallmarks to underside. Maker "Harris & Stanwood", "Pure Coin Silver" and "Boston".
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