ca. 1819 - 1828
Overall: 6 3/4 x 6 x 3 1/8 in. ( 17.1 x 15.2 x 7.9 cm ) Silver Weight: 10 oz (troy) 14 dwt (332 g)
Wrought silver creamer; oval boat-shaped body with gadrooning around the lower body; seated on an oval, stepped and molded pedestal with a band of gadrooning and a vertically applied, stamped foliate band; pedestal on four hollow cast ball feet; lower body flared to a stamped, vertically applied pastoral landscape band, below a convex shoulder; shoulder raised to a wide, extended pouring lip, low at the sides with a foliate stamped band vertically applied around the rim; cast, squared strap handle; engraved on the shoulder, body and foot in the memory of, "Samuel Jones"; maker's mark on the base.
Bequest of Maria Duane Bleecker Cox
Inscription: both pieces engraved on shoulder, body and foot: "In memory of Samuel Jones/ Born 26 July 1734 Died 21 November 1819/ Recorder of the City of New York 1789-1797/ First Comptroller of the State of New York/ 15 March 1797 - 12 March 1800/ Bequest of his/ great great granddaughter/ Maria Duane Bleeker Cox" Mark: stampe on bases: "W. B. HEYER" in a rectangle Mark: Both pieces also have scratched name "Jones" incised numerous times on each; sugar bowl has scratch name located at bottom of body, along either side of foot underside, and twice along underside of lid; milk pot has similar scratched name "Jones" at bottom of body.
This creamer belonged to the Honorable Samuel Jones (1734-1819), the first Comptroller of the state of New York (1797-1800).
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