Creamer

Description
Bell-shaped creamer on a reverse cyma-profile base with boss bottom featuring a flat-chased, symmetrical design of two umbrella-shaped flowers and serrated leaves springing from a larger tripartite leaf. Angular handle, rectangular in section, has a triple-stacked, upturned, tassel-like thumbrest. Tall, curved, inset spout with U-shaped lip. Bottom underside struck incuse "ROCKFORD / SILVER PLATE CO." in sans serif letters encircling balanced scales with "QUADRUPLE" above and "700" below; "REM" engraved above and "y(?)" scratched faintly in gutter at left. From a three-piece coffee or tea service, 1982.0114.01-.03; coffeepot is a different pattern than the sugar bowl and creamer.
Maker is Rockford Silver Plate Co. of Rockford, IL, 1882-1956. Successor to Racine Silver Plate Co. of Racine, WI, 1873-1882; became Sheets-Rockford in 1925.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
creamer
date made
ca 1882
Associated Date
1882 - 1982
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
plated (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 5 in x 5 3/4 in x 3 3/8 in; 12.7 cm x 14.605 cm x 8.5725 cm
place made
United States: Illinois, Rockford
place used
United States: Ohio, Cincinnati
United States: California, Hemet
ID Number
1982.0114.03
accession number
1982.0114
catalog number
1982.0114.03
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Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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