Overall: 4 1/2 x 7 1/4 x 5 1/4 in. (11.4 x 18.4 x 13.3 cm)
Silver Weight: 11 oz (troy) 2.5 dwt (346 g)
Inscription: engraved at front cartouche: "Z M"
Mark: stamped on base: "W. ADAMS" in a barbed rectangle over "NEW-YORK" in a barbed rectangle
Wrought Victorian rococo silver creamer; six-sided inverted pear-shaped body on a molded six-sided scalloped foot; long upper body flares slightly, to a scalloped rim with cast-applied c-scrolls and six decorative cast pendants at each drop, an a plain reeded rim along the high, narrow pouring lip with a decorative pendent below; chased and repousséd floral, scroll and acanthus decoration divides the six sides and runs along the first curve of the lower body; engraved cartouches in each section are filled with diamond patterns on the sides, a blank reserve on the back, and a reserve with the initials, "Z M" in gothic script on the front; foot decorated with chased and repousséd floral and scroll decoration; cast scroll handle with an acanthus leaf thumbpiece; maker's marks on the base.
Gift of Dr. Adelaide Mills
Zophar Mills (1809-1887), who married Eliza Phillips (ca. 1815-1902); to their daughter Dr. Adelaide Mills (b. 1852), the donor.
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