An 18th century American silver sugar urn and cover by Joseph Shoemaker, Philadelphia circa 1790

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Lot 150
An 18th century American silver sugar urn and cover
by Joseph Shoemaker, Philadelphia circa 1790

£ 1,500 - 2,000
US$ 2,000 - 2,700
An 18th century American silver sugar urn and cover
by Joseph Shoemaker, Philadelphia circa 1790
'Federal' style, with an open-work gallery rim, pull-off cover with narrow beaded bands and urn finial, and square base, engraved initials, height 26.5cm, weight 14oz.

Footnotes

  • Another example of the unusual gallery rim can be seen in Fales, 'Joseph Richardson and Family - Philadelphia Silversmiths' (1974), p.187. The author describes the feature as one popular only in Philadelphia-inspired silver.
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