Baptismal bowl, ca. 1743
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Philip Syng, Jr.
Silver; H. 2 1/2 in. (6.5 cm), D. 5 3/4 in. (14.5 cm), Diam. 5 3/4 in. (14.5 cm)
David A Schorsch - Eileen M. Smiles (Woodbury, Connecticut)
Franklin's friend, the silversmith Philip Syng, Jr., made this bowl. It was commissioned by David Evans, a Welsh clergyman living in Pennsylvania, and an author whose work Franklin published. It is inscribed with the donor's name, and that of Franklin's daughter. It was a gift on the occasion of Sally's birth.
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