Bowl

Made by Philip Syng, Jr., American (born Ireland), 1703 - 1789

Geography:
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America

Date:
1740-1750

Medium:
Silver

Dimensions:
3 7/16 x 6 7/8 inches (8.7 x 17.5 cm) Weight (actual): 13 ounces 14 dwt Weight (inscribed): 14 ounces 7 dwt

Curatorial Department:
American Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1959-2-16

Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Walter M. Jeffords, 1959

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Label:
Silver bowls were ubiquitous in the mid-eighteenth century, but mostly devoid of stylistic attributes. Here, the florid Rococo shield surrounding the arms of Lardner and Branson boldly announces the fashionable taste of the bowl's owner and maker. Both Lynford Lardner (the owner) and Philip Syng, Jr. (the maker) served as directors of the Library Company of Philadelphia.