Overall: 8 3/4 x 7 1/8 x 4 7/8 in. ( 22.2 x 18.1 x 12.4 cm )
stamped: on base: "W. FORBES" in a rectangle, double-struck engraved: in the reserves: crowned lion passant
Wrought silver creamer; inverted pear-shaped body on a high domed foot joined to the body by an applied circular pedestal, with an applied vertical footring, both decorated with a die-rolled floral heart motif; concave shoulder; curved, applied, die-rolled floral heart band below the concave raised and flared pouring lip with an applied heart band around the outside of the rim; cast, silver scroll handle with acanthus leaf decoration applied to the body and lip; repoussé and chased floral design on the body and around the foot; Lenox family crest, a lion passant crowned, engraved in the reserves on both sides; maker's mark on the base.
This creamer was made for James Lenox (1800-1800). Wiliam Forbes was the grandson of William Garrett Forbes, and the son of Colin Van Gelder Forbes, both New York silversmiths.
Bequest of Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Jr.
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