Toddy pot

Object Number: 
1937.192ab
Date: 
ca. 1810-1830
Medium: 
Silver, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 x 4 5/8 in. ( 14 x 21 x 11.7 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: inside lid: "G. EOFF" in a rectangle
Description: 
Wrought silver toddy pot; squat, round body with a slightly concave shoulder; plain band applied around the rim; round lid raises to a low dome with a hollow, cast ball finial in the center; triangular spout with a hinged lid over the lip; cylindrical handle sockets with plain bands around the edges fitted with a wooden c-scroll handle; maker's mark inside lid.
Gallery Label: 
Used to serve toddy, a drink of brandy or other liquor with hot water, sugar and spices. It belonged to David Grim (1737-1826).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Constance Schermerhorn Skillin
Provenance: 
David Grim (1737-1826), who married Maria Hocking; to their son, Philip Grim (1766-1821); to his daughter Maria Isabel Grim (1809-1890), who married George Stevens Schermerhorn; to their son, Charles Augustus Schermerhorn (1839-1914); to his daughter, E. Constance Schermerhorn (b. 1886), who married J. Harper Skillin.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group