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A lovely antique solid sterling silver powder jar by Goodnow & Jenks of Boston, Mass and retailed by A. Stowell & Co. This piece dates between 1893 and 1904, as Goodnow & Jenks was in business from 1893 and 1905, while A. Stowell was in business from 1865 until 1904. Goodnow & Jenks made very fine sterling articles for Boston's elite, and this piece is no exception.
This powder jar would also make a fine tea caddy to accompany your silver service or antique tea caddy.
The jar is a traditional pomegranate shape with domed lid that is hand chased in swags of flowers and leaves. The lid's center has an ornate script monogram: we're confident the last initial is "B", but not so sure on the first…could a J.
The jar stands 3 1/2" tall and is 3 3/8" in diameter at its widest, a very nice size. It's in excellent condition with no pitting, though we do detect a very slight pea-size depression on the side that's undetectable except by feeling around the jar.
The base of the jar is marked as shown with the Goodnow & Jenks hallmark, the word "Sterling" and the number 55, and the A. Stowell & Co. mark.
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Fine Goodnow & Jenks Boston Sterling Silver Powder Jar
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