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Covered bowl with stand

Covered bowl with stand

  • Place of origin:

    Antigua, Guatemala (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1770 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dr W. L. Hildburgh FSA

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Bowl with two rows of vertical fluting on a cradle of branches, tendrils and flowers. The lid is fluted with branches, leaves and flowers. The finial is in the form of a flower. The dish is lobed, sitting on tendrils.

Place of Origin

Antigua, Guatemala (made)


ca. 1770 (made)



Marks and inscriptions

Crown (tax mark)
2 inverted triangular mountains with rearing horse above (townmark of Antigua, Guatemala)


Height: 19 cm, Height: 16.5 cm bowl only, Diameter: 19.6 cm, Diameter: 18.2 cm bowl

Object history note

Dessert dish.

Latin American Exhibition RF.2005/943

Historical context note

See RP 53/1056

Production Note

Antigua in Guatemala was formerly Santiago, a city situated near three volcanoes. A massive eruption and earthquake on 29 July 1773 prompted the relocation of the city and its renaming. The city 'hallmarks' used on Santiago/Antigua silver show two mountain peaks topped by a rearing horse.




Cast; Raising


Metalwork Collection

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