Overall: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 x 4 5/8 in. ( 14 x 21 x 11.7 cm )
stamped: inside lid: "G. EOFF" in a rectangle
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.
Used to serve toddy, a drink of brandy or other liquor with hot water, sugar and spices. It belonged to David Grim (1737-1826).
Gift of Constance Schermerhorn Skillin
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.
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