Creamer

Description
Angular-body, circular cream pitcher on four short splayed feet with a high, scrolled wire handle adorned with a cast sprig of lily-of-the-valley. Body consists of inverted conical upper and lower halves joined by a milled midband; upper half is encircled by bright-cut festoons and engraved "J.H. / = TO = / E." on one side. Cylindrical neck is separate from cupped rim with everted edge and almost flat pouring lip. Rim inside and upper half have satin or matte finish; gold washed interior. Underside of flat bottom stamped incuse "W & H" above "STERLING" (curved), both in serif letters. From cream and sugar set, DL*60.0998A-B.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
creamer
date made
ca 1860 - 1870
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
gold (gilt wash material)
Measurements
overall: 12.1 cm x 11.1 cm x 7.2 cm; 4 3/4 in x 4 3/8 in x 2 13/16 in
overall: 4 3/4 in x 4 1/4 in x 3 3/8 in; 12.065 cm x 10.795 cm x 8.5725 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
place used
United States: Georgia, Macon
ID Number
DL*60.0998A
catalog number
60.0998A
accession number
71656
subject
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 Mrs. Ellen Washington Bellamy
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