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Object Name: Creamer
Date: 1823-1824
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Medium: Silver
Dimensions: Overall: 4 x 6 1/4 x 4 1/4 in. ( 10.2 x 15.9 x 10.8 cm )
Place made: Europe, England, London
Description: Wrought silver creamer; squat, round body with tapering gadrooning and repoussé chased foliate scrolls around the lower body; applied, stepped and concave shoulder and incurved pouring rim with an applied foliate scroll and shell band around all but the short, extended pouring lip; seated on four cast paw feet with foliate legs; cast s-scroll handle with an acanthus leaf grip applied to the rim and the lower body; engraved on the front center in the heart shaped reserve with the arms of the Banks family, a griffin on fess; gilt interior; maker's marks stamped to the right of the handle on the shoulder.
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Maria Banks Taylor
Object Number: 1943.181c
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Marks: engraved: in the reserve: the arms of the Banks family, a griffin on fess stamped: to the right of the handle on the shoulder: "JA" in roman letters in a rectangle beside a lion passant in a chamfered rectangle, a leopard's head in a shield, "i" in a chamfered rectangle and the king's bust in an oval.

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This creamer was given to Isabella Henderson Lenox (1789-1868) by her father Robert Lenox on the occassion of her marriage to William Banks in New York City, December 24, 1823.