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Creamer

Object Number: 
1978.2
Date: 
1797-1798
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 x 2 7/8 x 5 in. ( 20.3 x 7.3 x 12.7 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: in the reserve: "T L" stamped: on edge of the base: "A & R" in a rectangle
Description: 
Wrought silver creamer; urn-shaped body with a high, extended, pointed pouring lip, low sides, and a back rising to a point at the handle juncture; applied, beaded band around the rim; body applied to a circular pedestal on a square base; beading around the body juncture and the base of the pedestal; high-loop strap handle tapers at the high point of the handle, widening and tapering again to a point at the bottom; handle has angular shoulders at the joint with the upper body; wheel turned circular reserve suspended from a bow-knot with bright-cut bell flowers below; reserve engraved, "T L" in bright-cut script; maker's mark on the base.
Gallery Label: 
George Alexander and Henry Riker had a shop at 350 Pearl St. from 1797 to 1798. This parternership was dissolved by mutual consent.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Robert G. Goelet
Provenance: 
close view
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group