16 - 17 January 2003
A SILVER WASTE BOWL
Mark of William G. Forbes, New York, circa 1790
Circular, on circular pedestal foot, the bowl engraved with wrigglework band, with reeded border at neck and foot, one side engraved with monogram, marked under base
7in. diameter; 11oz.
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