Sugar bowl and creamer

Object Number: 
1911.42-43
Date: 
ca. 1800
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Part (creamer): 5 1/8 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/4 in. (13 x 11.4 x 5.7 cm) Part (sugar bowl): 4 1/2 x 6 3/8 x 4 1/4 in. (11.4 x 16.
Marks: 
engraved: center fronts: "A C D P" in bright-cut script stamped: on base of the creamer: "GORDON" in a serated rectangle
Description: 
Wrought silver sugar bowl and creamer; sugar bowl has an oval, boat-shaped body; creamer has oval body with a concave shoulder; both engraved on one side with an armored head surmounted by a pine tree; engraved on the opposite side with the initials, "A C D P" in bright-cut script; maker's mark on base of creamer.
Gallery Label: 
The sugar bowl and creamer were owned by Captain Abraham De Peyster (1753-1798) and his wife Catherine Augusta Livingston, the paternal grandparents of the donor.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Catherine Augusta De Peyster
Provenance: 
Abraham De Peyster (1753-1798), who married Catherine Augusta Livingston; to their son William Axtell De Peyster (1793-1856), who married Mary Beekman (1800-1885); to their daughter Catherine Augusta De Peyster (1835-1911), the donor.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group