Overall: 3 1/2 x 6 1/4 x 4 in. ( 8.9 x 15.9 x 10.2 cm )
engraved: center front: "A T M" in script engraved: on base: "November 10th 1897" in script Mark: stamped along bottom around periphery four times incuse: "HOWARD & CO."/ "NEW YORK" /"STERLING" / "1896" Mark: stamped underside of center front foot also
Cast silver creamer in the Georgian melon pattern; round, squat body with chased lobes decorated with a foliate scroll design; on four cast legs attached to the body with trefoils dropping into paw feet; convex shoulder flared to a scalloped extended pouring lip and rim with applied cast gadrooning; simple, seamed scrolled silver handle; engraved, "A T M" in script on the side front, and "November 10th 1897" in script on the base; makers' marks on base.
This creamer was a wedding gift to the donor's parents, Alice Townsend Martin, whose initials are engraved on the service, and Benjamin Brandreth McAlpin, on November 10, 1897.
Gift of Mr. Townsend M. McAlpin
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