- Large, shallow, circular skimmer attached with three rivets to a slender, faceted, slightly downturned handle flattened into a flared and pointed end with pierced hole; all rivets domed on front and flat on back. Bowl is perforated with small holes arranged into a circle with eight straight radiating arms around the center rivet. Back of handle struck "R.LEE" in raised roman letters in a scalloped rectangle.
- Attributed to Richard Lee Jr. (1775–c. 1858), who worked in Springfield, VT, 1795-1815, and Beverly, MA, 1816-1820. Lee Jr. was the son of Richard Lee Sr. (1747–1823), an itinerant pewterer who worked in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Springfield, VT, between 1773 and 1823. Lee Sr. is believed to have sold brass and pewter made by his son and both Lees are thought to have used the same marks, making it difficult to attribute pieces to the father or son.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- date made
- 1795 - 1820
- place made
- United States: Vermont, Springfield
- United States: Massachusetts, Beverly
- Physical Description
- brass (bowl; handle material)
- copper (rivets material)
- overall: 3 in x 15 in x 5 3/8 in; 7.62 cm x 38.1 cm x 13.6525 cm
- ID Number
- accession number
- catalog number
- Credit Line
- Gift of John Paul Remensnyder
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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