Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1592 Capen Bowl

Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1592

Possibly of Spanish origin, the Capen Bowl is about 20 inches in diameter and 5 inches deep.  The Capen family brought the bowl with them when they arrived on the Mary & John in 1630 to become one of the founding families of Dorchester.  The size of the bowl required it to be made of several sheets of metal riveted together. 

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