3220
3220
An American Silver Sugar Bowl And Matching Creamer, Ephraim Brasher, New York, circa 1770
Estimate
10,00015,000
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3220
An American Silver Sugar Bowl And Matching Creamer, Ephraim Brasher, New York, circa 1770
Estimate
10,00015,000
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Details & Cataloguing

The Iris Schwartz Collection of American Silver

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New York

An American Silver Sugar Bowl And Matching Creamer, Ephraim Brasher, New York, circa 1770
both double-bellied with wide and narrow fluted and gadrooned borders, the fronts engraved with MVP monogram in rococo cartouche topped by a coronet, multiple scroll handle, both engraved underneath M.V.R.
the sugar bowl marked underneath BRASHER - NYork, the creamer marked underneath EB twice
height of sugar bowl 5 in.
12.8cm
13oz 5 dwt
416.7g
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Provenance

(sugar bowl) Sadie W. Stauffer, Easton PA, sold
Sotheby's, New York, 16 and 18 January 1997, lot 99

Catalogue Note

The MVR monogram suggests a member of the Van Rensselaer family; an 11-inch Brasher salver of c. 1770 engraved slightly later with the Van Rensselaer arms was sold Christie's, New York, 18 January 2007, lot 20.

There are two likely MVR candidates from the family at this era, both living in Albany. They could be the married initials of Maria Sanders, who wed in 1768 Philip Van Rensselaer; the couple owned Cherry Hill outside Albany.  The other option would be the maiden initials of Maria Van Rensselaer, daughter of Kiliaen and Ariaantje Schuyler Van Rennsselaer, who wed in 1777 Leonard Gansevoort Jr.

The Iris Schwartz Collection of American Silver

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New York