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Raised bulbous baluster-shaped creamer with overall chased and repousse grapevine decoration on four cast feet of looped branches of blooming flowers. Double-domed, hinged lid is topped by a cast trumpet-shaped flower rising up from two others. Band of angular twisted branches at rim. High-loop C-curve handle and inset, short, curved spout also cast as branches or woody trunks wrapped with budding and blooming floral vines; handle is pinned into ivory insulators. Underside of rounded bottom struck above and below centerpoint with Gorham trademark of a lion passant facing left, an anchor, and the raised roman letter "G", all in clipped-corner surrounds, and "COIN" in incuse roman letters; "09071" is scratched upside-down at lower left. From a six-piece coffee and tea service, 1988.0569.01-.06.
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Object Name
date made
c. 1855-1860
Gorham Manufacturing Company
place made
United States: Rhode Island, Providence
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
ivory (insulators material)
overall: 7 1/8 in x 6 1/4 in x 4 5/8 in; 18.0975 cm x 15.875 cm x 11.7475 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Carleton C. and Imogene C. Brower
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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