William Will Bellied Pewter Sugar Bowl, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 1764-1798
A very good condition pewter sugar bowl by William Will of Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 1764-1798. The bellied
bowl was used throughout William's illustrious career, but the round finial and lack of beading suggests
pre-revolutionary manufacturer. In conjunction, anecdotal family history also indicates this sugar bowl survived
the Hessian soldiers who melted down most of the other pewter into bullets when they lodged overnight in the
family home in New Jersey.
Base diameter2-15/16". Overlapping lid 4-5/8" diameter.
Unmarked, as are all Will sugar bowls, but firmly attributed. Ex Swain.
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