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Object Name: Creamer
Date: 1797-1798
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Medium: Silver
Dimensions: Overall: 8 × 2 7/8 × 5 in. (20.3 × 7.3 × 12.7 cm)
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Wrought silver creamer; urn-shaped body with a high, extended, pointed pouring lip, low sides, and a back rising to a point at the handle juncture; applied, beaded band around the rim; body applied to a circular pedestal on a square base; beading around the body juncture and the base of the pedestal; high-loop strap handle tapers at the high point of the handle, widening and tapering again to a point at the bottom; handle has angular shoulders at the joint with the upper body; wheel turned circular reserve suspended from a bow-knot with bright-cut bell flowers below; reserve engraved, "T L" in bright-cut script; maker's mark on the base.
Credit Line: Gift of Robert G. Goelet
Object Number: 1978.2
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Marks: engraved: in the reserve: "T L" stamped: on edge of the base: "A & R" in a rectangle

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George Alexander and Henry Riker had a shop at 350 Pearl St. from 1797 to 1798. This parternership was dissolved by mutual consent.

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