Milk pot

Object Number: 
1971.105
Date: 
ca. 1740
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/8 x 4 1/8 x 3 in. ( 10.5 x 10.5 x 7.6 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on base: "V * D/ H * M" in block letters stamped: on base: "TSF" in an oval scratched: on base: "oz p/ 5 4"
Description: 
Wrought silver milk pot; pear-shaped body with a serrated rim and an extended, triangular pouring lip; on three applied, cast cabriole legs with scallop junctures and pad feet; double-scroll, strap handle, upper juncture at rim with a pointed drop inside; midrib on top of handle to slight grip, scroll terminal; engraved on base, "V D/ H M" in block letters; maker's mark and scratch weight on base.
Gallery Label: 
Tobias Stoutenburgh (1700-1759) was the nephew of Bartholomew LeRoux, another prominent New York silversmith.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group