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Object Name: Creamer
Date: 1814-1819
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Medium: Silver
Dimensions: Overall: 6 1/2 × 7 1/2 × 3 1/2 in., 16 oz (troy) 11.8 dwt (16.5 × 19.1 × 8.9 cm, 516 g)
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Wrought silver creamer; ovoid body applied to splayed feet with applied vertical gadrooned bands, set on four ball feet; applied, seamed die-rolled grapevine design band below the convex shoulder, with an applied vertical lip with a gadrooned band around the edge; flared rim above the shoulder and an applied band of gadrooning around the rim, with a short pouring lip and a high, hinged rectangular domed lid with a gadrooned baluster finial; serpent-head handle with engraved leaf design around the neck and on the handle socket (handle only attaches at base); maker's marks on base.
Credit Line: Bequest of Sarah E. Scofield
Object Number: 1909.32d
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Marks: Stamped on base: "W.B. HEYER" in a conforming rectangle; stamped on base below "HEYER" mark: "Hyde & Nevins" in a conforming rectangle

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The dating of the tea service to 1815-1820 derives from the years Hyde & Nevins are listed in the City directories. William B. Heyer working life extends from 1798 to 1828, thus the mid-career dating. It was believed to be owned by Major-General William Alexander Stirling (1726-1783), but this provenance is incompatible with the dating of the object.