Object Number: 
Overall: 7 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. ( 19 x 8.9 x 16.5 cm ) Silver Weight: 16 oz (troy) 12 dwt (516 g)
stamped: on bases: "W.B. HEYER" in a conforming rectangle stamped: on bases below "HEYER" mark: "Hyde & Nevins" in a conforming rectangle
Wrought silver creamer; ovoid body applied to splayed feet with applied vertical gadrooned bands, set on four ball feet; applied, seamed die-rolled grapevine design band below the convex shoulder, with an applied vertical lip with a gadrooned band around the edge; flared rim above the shoulder and an applied band of gadrooning around the rim, with a short pouring lip and a high, hinged rectangular domed lid with a gadrooned baluster finial; serpent-head handle with engraved leaf design around the neck and on the handle socket (handle only attaches at base); maker's marks on base.
Gallery Label: 
The dating of the tea service to 1815-1820 derives from the years Hyde & Nevins are listed in the City directories. William B. Heyer working life extends from 1798 to 1828, thus the mid-career dating. It was believed to be owned by Major-General William Alexander Stirling (1726-1783), but this provenance is incompatible with the dating of the object.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Sarah E. Scofield
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group