Creamer

Description
Rectangular, rounded-bottom creamer with a high, right-angled, reeded strap handle on a rectangular, stepped pedestal base with applied reeded molding for foot. Body consists of a wide die-rolled band of grapevine and oak branch decoration between a raised, flared neck with deeply curved rim and wide pouring lip and a raised lower section with bulbous upper half and two overlapping rows of chased points around bottom; a narrow, die-rolled band of laurel leaves is applied at rim. No marks; centerpunch visible. From a four-piece service, DL*383361-DL*383363A-B.
Hallmarks appear to be those for Chester, England, in 1814, although there is no town mark. Sellers are Liberty Browne (1776-1831) and William Seal (active, circa 1810-circa 1822) of Philadelphia, PA; in partnership, circa 1810-1811.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
creamer
date made
1814
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 13.7 cm x 14.3 cm x 8.6 cm; 5 3/8 in x 5 5/8 in x 3 3/8 in
overall: 5 3/4 in x 5 5/8 in x 2 5/8 in; 14.605 cm x 14.2875 cm x 6.6675 cm
place made
United Kingdom: England, Chester
place retailed
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
place used
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
DL*383363A
catalog number
383363A
accession number
167322
subject
Domestic Furnishings
Group 1
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Group 1
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Anna McGowan
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