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Creamer

Creamer
Title
Creamer
Date 
1859-1860
Medium 
Silver
Dimensions 
Overall: 6 1/4 x 6 5/8 x 4 7/8 in. ( 15.9 x 16.8 x 12.4 cm )
Description 
Wrought (possibly spun) creamer; circular wide-bellied form with a narrow applied neck and narrow base; flat bottomed; cast c-scrolls, s-scrolls, and fleur-de-lis applied to the shoulder and pouring lip rims; four applied feet cast as trefoils with cast c-scrolls forming the rest of the rim around the base; high, narrow, extended pouring rim; hollow, cast silver c-scroll handle partly covered by acanthus leaves; chased, repousséd and engraved decoration covers the body and lid with floral garlands beneath waved and scrolled swags; initials, "T M & M S B" engraved in the front reserve in script; maker's mark on the base.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. Andrew Oliver
Object Number 
1976.55e
Marks 
engraved: in reserve: "T M & M S B" in script Mark: stamped on base: "W. GALE & SON/ NEW YORK" over "W/ G/ &/ S" over "925 STERLING"
Gallery Label 
This creamer was made for Thomas Marston Beare (1806-1869) and his wife Mary Saltonstall Beare (1807-1869), whose initials it bears. The same rim decoration can be found on an ewer in the collection of Winterthur (61.964).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group