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Object Name: Creamer
Date: ca. 1850
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Medium: Silver
Dimensions: Overall: 5 3/4 x 5 1/2 x 4 in. ( 14.6 x 14 x 10.2 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Wrought silver creamer; octagonal, lantern-shaped body with an extended neck; rounded base set on four scroll feet with acanthus leaves at the knees; plain convex band at the shoulder; cast and applied stepped band around the octagonal, extended pouring rim; cast, scrolled silver handle with an acanthus leaf thumbpiece and cast acanthus blossom below the handle center; crisp engraving of foliate scrolls with japanesque figures and scenes on each of the eight segments of the body; eight different flowers engraved on the rounded base; maker's marks on the base.
Credit Line: Gift of Miss Harriet McMartin Richards
Object Number: 1941.939e
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Marks: stamped: on base: "Wm.. F. LADD" in a conforming rectangle over "NEW YORK " in a conforming rectangle

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This creamer belonged to Harriet Lyon McMartin, wife of Peter McMartin and great-grandmother of the donor.


"Design in the Service of Tea," Cooper Hewitt Museum, August 7 - October 28, 1984.