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Pear-shaped creamer on three cast cabriole legs with shell knees and triple-pad or stepped hoof feet. Plain, concave-curved rim has wide pouring lip. Cast, sprigged S- and C-curve handle with heel terminal. Bottom inside is struck with an incuse "X" and possibly a dotted circular touchmark for John Will.
Maker attributed to John Will (1696-1774) of New York, NY; emigrated from Neuwied, Germany and worked in New York, 1752-1774. Three sons, Henry (worked in New York City and Albany, 1763-1793), Philip (New York City and Philadelphia, 1763-1787), and William (worked in Philadelphia, 1764-1798), were also pewterers. Attribution based on similarities to marked John Will three-legged cream pots and the possible touchmark (see tankard 1986.0027.15).
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Object Name
date made
1752 - 1774
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
overall: 3 5/8 in x 3 3/4 in x 2 5/8 in; 9.2075 cm x 9.525 cm x 6.6675 cm
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catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Bequest of Dr. Joseph H. Kler
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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