Hugh Wishart Coin Silver Covered Sugar Bowl, New York, c. 1800
This lovely example of early American silver is by Hugh Wishart from New York. The large, oval-shaped body has slightly lobed panels. Very fine hand-engraving
decorates the top rim and the bottom edge. Both sides have a lovely foliate engraving around a shield with one side containing a winged griffon.
The removable lid also has some fine engraving around a domed center surmounted by a complementary urn-shaped finial. The interiors of the piece exhibit wonderful hammering from them being hand-raised.
This lovely coin silver sugar bowl is stamped underneath 'WISHART'. It measures 9 inches long across the handles by 4 inches deep by 6.25 inches high. It weighs
13.55 troy ounces and is in very good antique condition with an unnoticeable monogram removal on one side.