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Seamed, oblong bulbous cream pitcher on an oval ribbed base with four ball feet; lengthy inscription is engraved on one side of body presenting service from "The Parish of Whittingham & Neighbourhood" to "Mr. Joshua Crea" for his "Services as their Surgeon". Applied cast gadrooning punctuated by acanthus-framed shells and anthemions at edge of stepped-ogee shoulder continues across the inset, curved spout with U-shaped pouring lip. Tapered and reeded strap handle has a lion's mask and scrolled acanthus leaves on inside face and a single waterleaf at outside bottom. Gold washed interior. Neck struck with six hallmarks above inscription. Part of a seven-piece service (including a padded teapot cover or cozy), DL*66.0537A-G.
Currently not on view
date made
1818 - 1819
presentation date
place made
United Kingdom: England, Newcastle
place presented; place used
United Kingdom: England, Whittingham
place used
United Kingdom: England, Northumberland
United States: Wisconsin, Menomonie
United States: Minnesota, Lake Park
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
gold (gilt wash material)
overall: 4 5/8 in x 8 in x 4 3/8 in; 11.7475 cm x 20.32 cm x 11.1125 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of John H. Crea
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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