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Object Name: Milk pot
Date: ca. 1795-1810
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Medium: Silver
Dimensions: Overall: 7 x 5 1/2 x 2 7/8 in. ( 17.8 x 14 x 7.3 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Wrought silver milk pot; raised helmet-shaped body with two wide shallow flutes at each end; high pouring lip and low sides low sides; body joined to a high, oval splayed foot with two broad, shallow flutes at each end; squared strap handle tapers to a point at the bottom and broadens to angled shoulders at the semi-circular joint on the upper body; bright-cut shield reserve to the right of the handle engraved, "M B" in bright-cut script; maker's marks stamped on the footring.
Credit Line: Bequest of Mary E. Warner
Object Number: 1948.6b
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Marks: engraved: in shield reserve: "M B" in bright-cut script Mark: stamped on foot ring: twice "E B" in a rectangle

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This creamer probably belonged to Evert Bush, a New York City boat builder. He married Mary McEachron.