"Ultra" pattern creamer; features an inverted ovoid body with two, low-relief, vertical ears of wheat applied to sides on a short, fluted pedestal with conical base. Inset, curved spout; flat rim and lip. Hollow, C-curve handle. Underside struck with maker's mark and pattern number. From a five-piece coffee and tea service, 1989.0700.07-.11.
Greek-American industrial designer John Vassos (1898-1985) designed the "Ultra" pattern in 1934 for R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co. of Wallingford, CT; 1871-present. "Ultra" flatware 1989.0700.01-.06, five-piece coffee and tea service 1989.0700.07-.11, and bowl 1989.0700.12, all belonged to the Vassos family.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
1934 or later
year pattern introduced
1934 or later
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
average spatial: 9.3 cm x 12 cm; 3 11/16 in x 4 3/4 in
overall: 3 5/8 in x 4 3/4 in x 3 1/4 in; 9.2075 cm x 12.065 cm x 8.255 cm
place made
United States: Connecticut, Wallingford
place used
United States: New York, New York
United States: Connecticut, Norwalk
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Paul Johnes
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