Overall: 7 3/8 x 2 1/2 x 4 7/8 in. ( 18.7 x 6.4 x 12.4 cm ) Silver Weight: 6 oz (troy) 13 dwt (207 g)
Wrought silver creamer; raised helmet-shaped body with a high pouring lip, low sides and the back rising to a point where it meets the handle; applied, beaded band around the rim; body joined to a high, oval splayed foot on a square base; high-loop strap handle tapers to a point at the bottom and broadens to angled shoulders near upper body joint; bright-cut shield reserve with foliate swags on the front of the body, engraved "J M A H"; maker's marks stamped on the side of the base and below the upper handle joint.
Gift of the Estate of Louise Hardenbrook
engraved: in shield reserve: "J M A H" Mark: stamped on side of the base: illegible strick in a rectangle, "I . V" in a rectangle with rounded edges, "P" in roman letters" Mark: stamped below upper handle joint: "I . V" in a rectangle with rounded edges
The initials engraved on this creamer belong to John A. Hardenbrook and his wife Mary Aymar who were married October 24, 1787.
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