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Milk pot

Object Number: 
1948.6b
Date: 
ca. 1795-1810
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 x 5 1/2 x 2 7/8 in. ( 17.8 x 14 x 7.3 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: in shield reserve: "M B" in bright-cut script Mark: stamped on foot ring: twice "E B" in a rectangle
Description: 
Wrought silver milk pot; raised helmet-shaped body with two wide shallow flutes at each end; high pouring lip and low sides low sides; body joined to a high, oval splayed foot with two broad, shallow flutes at each end; squared strap handle tapers to a point at the bottom and broadens to angled shoulders at the semi-circular joint on the upper body; bright-cut shield reserve to the right of the handle engraved, "M B" in bright-cut script; maker's marks stamped on the footring.
Gallery Label: 
This creamer probably belonged to Evert Bush, a New York City boat builder. He married Mary McEachron.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mary E. Warner
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group