Silver, copper, gold
Overall: 4 x 4 x 2 5/8 in. ( 10.2 x 10.2 x 6.7 cm )
engraved: front center: "A. W. R. in block letters below a bishop's miter stamped: on base: " TIFFANY & Co./ 5048 M7552/ STERLING SILVER/ -AND-/ OTHER METALS/ 711"
Wrought and seamed silver creamer in the Japanese style; square body flared out at the base; set on four curved trapezoidal feet; curved shoulder with a plain vertically applied rim; curved and tapered strap handle with a raised ridge along the center with punch work bell flowers, taper at base widens to a fish tail with a cut circle in the center; handle attaches at top with a split and curved flange; squat shield shaped spout; silver leaf and vine mounts with a dangling gourd wrap around the body with a silver dragonfly and copper and silver butter fly applied above and below; engraved " A. W. R." in block letters below a bishop's miter (unidentified family crest) on the front center.
The design of this creamer is identical to the 1872 "Vine" flatware pattern made by Tiffany & Co. A similar piece is in the collection of the Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute.
Gift of Mr. Robert G. Goelet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.