creamer

Object Number: 
1922.44
Date: 
ca. 1780-1800
Medium: 
Pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 x 4 5/8 x 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 in. ( 12.7 x 11.7 x 5.7 x 5.7 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on spout: "V"
Description: 
Urn-shaped pewter altar cruet with high circular base, broken scroll handle, shell thumbpiece, hinged dome lid with acorn finial, and applied beak- shaped spout; molded gadronned decoration on body and lid.
Gallery Label: 
The 'V' engraved on the spout is an abbreviation for vino (wine). This altar cruet would have been part of a three piece set including an additional cruet similarly marked with an "A" on the spout, an abbreviation for aqua (water), and a chalice.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group