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Covered Sugar Bowl

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.




Bancroft Woodcock
American, 1732–1817
Wilmington, Delaware

About this artwork

Wealthy colonists ordered silver sugar dishes and cream pots to complement their English ceramic or Chinese export porcelain tea or coffeepots. Complete matching tea sets were not common until the late 18th century. The double-bellied form of these objects was popular throughout the colonies during the Rococo period. The decoration, called chasing, was achieved by working the surface with a small hammer and chisels.


On View, Gallery 167


Arts of the Americas


Bancroft Woodcock


Covered Sugar Bowl


Wilmington (Object made in)

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c. 1765–1775




Marked on bottom, in a conforming rectangle: B: WOODCOCK Engraved: S • W to E • R


18.4 × 11.1 × 11.4 cm (7 1/4 × 4 3/8 × 4 1/2 in.)

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Purchased with funds provided by the Antiquarian Society

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