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creamer

creamer

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Description
Raised, rectangular, boat-shaped creamer on short flared rectangular base with four ball feet; engraved on one side with a wreath of oak leaves and acorns above the inscription "Com. O.H.PERRY / CONQUERED the ENEMY, on LAKE ERIE, / Septem. 10\th/. 1813.", and on the other "PRESENTED / by the Citizens of / BOSTON." Incurved neck flares to a deeply curved rim with wide pouring lip and connects to the stepped-ogee top portion of the bulbous lower body by a die-rolled band of roses. Gadrooning at rim and edge of base. Right-angled, tapered strap handle with grapevine decoration. Underside of rounded bottom struck "C[h]ur[c]hill & / Treadwell" in raised roman letters in a rectangle above centerpoint; "7"7(?)lt" scratched below. Few dents in body. Part of tea and coffee service, 1985.0121.01-.07.
Maker is Jesse Churchill (1773-1819) and Daniel Treadwell (1791-1872) of Boston, MA; dates in partnership given as 1805-1813.and 1809-1819.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
creamer
date made
1813-1814
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 6 1/8 in x 5 1/4 in x 2 3/4 in; 15.5575 cm x 13.335 cm x 6.985 cm
ID Number
1985.0121.04
catalog number
1985.0121.04
accession number
1985.0121
Credit Line
Gift of Anita G. English, Lilla Cabot Levitt, and Elizabeth S. Lyon
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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