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Creamer

Object Number: 
1947.4c
Date: 
ca. 1810
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 3/8 x 6 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. ( 13.7 x 16.5 x 8.3 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: center front: "B" in script stamped: on base: "C & I. W. FORBES" in a rectangle, bewtween two five-pointed stars in circles and an anchor in a rectangle
Description: 
Seamed silver creamer has oval, boat-shaped body with an applied foliate footring supported on four cast ball feet; convex body with frieze around center of applied, die-rolled grapevine band; high, wide pouring lip protrudes from straight neck that dips at the sides; edge of neck rim ornamented with an applied, foliate band; cast, animal head high-loop handle is attached to upper body at an acanthus leaf joint; engraved, "B" in script at the center of the body; makers hallmarks stamped on the base.
Gallery Label: 
This creamer belonged to Mrs. John Bissell (Martha Coggeshall Holly).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Adelaide Milton de Groot
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group