Maine had severed its ties from Massachusetts in 1820, and this beautiful Sheraton bowl was from around this time. It shines with the beauty of coin silver, but it is only silver plate. But, the bee hive design is meant to delight even the most staunch silver lover. It is elegant and lovely.
Could it be from the home of a Kennebunkport sea captain who had enough means to fill this vessel to the brim? Was it from the home of a Saco mill owner? We don’t know. It is paired with an equally lovely creamer.