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  • Sugar bowl, 1790–1800
    Paul Revere, Jr. (American, 1734–1818)
    Silver; Overall: 9 1/8 in., 438 grams (23.2 cm, 14.082 troy ounces); Diam. of lip: 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm); Base: 2 7/8 x 2 7/8 in. (7.3 x 7.3 cm)
    Bequest of Alphonso T. Clearwater, 1933 (33.120.546a,b)

    Creamer, 1790–1800
    Paul Revere, Jr. (American, 1734–1818)
    Silver; Overall: 6 3/4 x 4 1/2 in., 184.1 grams (17.1 x 11.4 cm, 5.919 troy ounces); Foot: 2 9/16 x 2 9/16 in. (6.5 x 6.5 cm)
    Bequest of Alphonso T. Clearwater, 1933 (33.120.547)

    This matched set of covered sugar bowl and creamer is fashioned in the fluted Neoclassical style so popular with Revere's postwar clients. Urn-shaped sugar bowls, both plain and fluted, appear repeatedly in Revere's ledgers as "sugar urns" or "fluted sugar vases." The helmet-shaped creampot with high looped handle and square plinth also epitomizes Neoclassical taste. Each piece is engraved with bright-cut bands of tasseled swags and wavescroll ornament. According to family tradition, these objects were made as a gift for a Virginia bride.

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  • Sugar bowl, 1790–1800
    Paul Revere, Jr. (American, 1734–1818)
    Silver; Overall: 9 1/8 in., 438 grams (23.2 cm, 14.082 troy ounces); Diam. of lip: 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm); Base: 2 7/8 x 2 7/8 in. (7.3 x 7.3 cm)
    Bequest of Alphonso T. Clearwater, 1933 (33.120.546a,b)

    Creamer, 1790–1800
    Paul Revere, Jr. (American, 1734–1818)
    Silver; Overall: 6 3/4 x 4 1/2 in., 184.1 grams (17.1 x 11.4 cm, 5.919 troy ounces); Foot: 2 9/16 x 2 9/16 in. (6.5 x 6.5 cm)
    Bequest of Alphonso T. Clearwater, 1933 (33.120.547)

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