Hot milk pot

Object Number: 
1974.27c
Date: 
1896
Medium: 
Silver, ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 x 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. ( 17.8 x 16.5 x 11.4 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: center front: "A T M" in script engraved: on base: "November 10th 1897" in script Mark: stamped along bottom around periphery four times incuse: "HOWARD & CO." / "NEW YORK" /"STERLING" /"1896" Mark: stamped underside of right front foot also
Description: 
Cast silver hot milk pot in the Georgian melon pattern; round, squat lower body with a chased lobes decorated with a foliate scroll design; on four cast legs attached to the body with trefoils dropping into paw feet; convex shoulder below an elongated neck flared to a scalloped extended pouring lip and rim with applied cast gadrooning; hinged, cast lid curved to the form of the rim with a raised mushroom dome in the center and chased, scrolled foliate design; flared s-curve finial; simple, seamed scroll silver handle fitted with ivory insulators; engraved, "A T M" in script on center front, and "November 10th 1897" in script on the base; makers' marks on base.
Gallery Label: 
This hot milk pot was a wedding gift to the donor's parents, Alice Townsend Martin, whose initials are engraved on the service, and Benjamin Brandreth McAlpin, on November 10, 1897.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Townsend M. McAlpin
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group