Overall: 7 1/8 x 6 3/4 x 4 1/2 in. ( 18.1 x 17.1 x 11.4 cm )
engraved: center front: a lion's arm erect, holding cross of the field
Wrought coin silver creamer; round in plan with wide gadrooning around the lower body; round stepped base joined to the body by a ring pedestal; stamped diamond bands applied to the vertical footrings and the ring pedestal; plain upper body, below a plain concave shoulder flared to a stamped diamond band; stepped above with a high, incurving neck flaring at the pouring lip and rising in the back to meet the handle; applied, stamped band around the rim; narrow cast scrolled handle with acanthus leaves inside the loops; engraved with the crest of the King family, a lion's arm erect, holding cross of the field, at the front center; no maker's marks.
This creamer belonged to Rufus King (1755-1827), American Ambassador to the Court of St. James, and a twice unsuccessful candidate to the Presidency of the U.S.
Gift of Mrs. Carol F. Jopling and Mr. Robert King Farrington
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