creamer

Classification: 
Date: 
1780-1800
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 x 2 1/8 in. ( 10.2 x 5.4 cm )
Description: 
Pewter altar cruet with plain thumbpiece and hoop handle.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Object Number: 
1923.54
Marks: 
engraved: on lid: "A"
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, this is an altar cruet used in colonial times. This cruet is probably one of a set of two vessels used to hold vino (wine) and water in religious ceremonies. The engraved letter "A" on the lid is an abbreviation for aqua (water). The set would also likely include a chalice.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1800
eMuseum Object ID: 
38049
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

mustard pot

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1800-1830
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/8 x 3 3/4 x 2 1/2 in. ( 13 x 9.5 x 6.4 cm )
Description: 
Urn-shaped pewter mustard pot with high circular base, domed hinged lid with hole for spoon, acorn finial, scroll handle, and molded shell thumbpiece, double band decoration engraved around base.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Object Number: 
1922.41
Provenance: 
Formerly of the George W. Nash Collection of Ulster County, New York Household Artifacts
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1830
eMuseum Object ID: 
38047
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Covered box

Classification: 
Date: 
1770-1800
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/2 × 4 1/2 in. (3.8 × 11.4 cm)
Description: 
Circular box with lid; Celtic cross inscribed on side of box.
Object Number: 
INV.13802ab
Marks: 
engraved: on lid: three I's engraved: on side of dish: "I" written: on label pasted to base: "Dr. Th. Engelmann, Basel"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1800
eMuseum Object ID: 
38042
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Porringer

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1800
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 6 3/8 x 4 1/2 in. ( 3.8 x 16.2 x 11.4 cm )
Description: 
Bellied- bowl pewter porringer with with "Old English" type pierced handle with small heart and stamped mark; pointed bracket.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Katharine Prentis Murphy
Object Number: 
Z.2957
Marks: 
stamped: on top of handle: "TD & SB" in rectangle
Gallery Label: 
According to Donald Fennimore, this is a 20th century creation made to look like an original Thomas Dantforth and Sherman Boardman porringer.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1800
eMuseum Object ID: 
38035
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Demitasse spoons (4)

Classification: 
Date: 
mid 19th century
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 x 3/4 in. ( 10.2 x 1.9 cm )
Description: 
Set of four demitasse spoons with fiddle back handles.
Object Number: 
Z.2953a-d
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
38012
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Basin

Classification: 
Date: 
1788-1820
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/4 x 7 1/2 in. ( 3.2 x 19 cm )
Description: 
Basin with plain brim.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Katharine Prentis Murphy
Object Number: 
1964.65
Marks: 
inscribed: on brim: "S O"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1820
eMuseum Object ID: 
37913
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Candle extinguisher

Classification: 
Date: 
1800-1840
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 3/8 x 2 1/4 in. ( 16.2 x 5.7 cm )
Description: 
Pewter snuffer with square wick-end box, stylized flower over screw hinge on three ball shaped feet.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Raeburn W. Jenkins
Object Number: 
1962.24
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1840
eMuseum Object ID: 
37906
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

cup

Classification: 
Date: 
1750-1850
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/16 x 5 1/2 x 3 7/8 in. ( 5.2 x 14 x 9.8 cm )
Description: 
Small measure with flat round base, slightly splayed walls with two reeds, strap handle with molded thumb pad and plain terminal; hallmarks on underside of rim.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.629
Marks: 
inscribed: on side of handle: "17","12", "16", "87", "189", "8", "28", "74", "78" inscribed: on other side of handle: "19"/"13", "91", "90", "(8)8", "886", "87", "8' 91"
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
37898
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Platter

Classification: 
Date: 
1770-1800
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/8 x 16 1/2 in. ( 2.9 x 41.9 cm )
Description: 
Pewter dish with single reed brim.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Bayard Verplanck
Object Number: 
1956.142b
Marks: 
marked: on brim: "A O" stamped: on reverse: crowned rose stamped: on reverse: four faint touch marks
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, Samuel Ellis's work is plentiful in the U.S.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1800
eMuseum Object ID: 
37876
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Porringer

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1800
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 x 8 x 5 1/2 in. ( 5.1 x 20.3 x 14 cm )
Description: 
Bellied-bowl pewter porringer with crown handle.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Katharine Prentis Murphy
Object Number: 
1964.84b
Marks: 
scratched: on back of bowl: "Murphy 2 [?]" ; on back of handle , in relief: "2C"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1800
eMuseum Object ID: 
37872
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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