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Creamer

Creamer

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Description
"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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
creamer
date made
1934 or later
year pattern introduced
1934 or later
place made
United States: Connecticut, Wallingford
place used
United States: New York, New York City
United States: Connecticut, Norwalk
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
Measurements
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
ID Number
1989.0700.09
catalog number
1989.0700.09
accession number
1989.0700
Credit Line
Gift of Paul Johnes
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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